>Last Sunday I had three direct hits on my 318ft tower within 15
>minutes. One of the hits was enough to blow a RG-8 cable completely
>out of a connector on the bulkhead feedthrough of the repeater shed
>next to the tower. All of our TV sets are now magnetized (they lost
>color purity, so I need to degauss them).
Good luck with that. I had the same thing happen a couple of years
ago - the picture tubes on two sets now seem to be permanantly
magnetized. I've got a humongous degaussing coil that seems to
straighten things out for a few hours, but by the next day the
colors are jacked around again.