At 02:12 PM 8/8/02 -0400, Rudy Marcelletti, K8SWD wrote:
>What can I put on the service to shunt lightning to ground? Do the
>electricians have something? The neighbor says they saw the bolt hit the
>top of my mast. Maybe I got pulsed from farther down the line and my
>ground system worked fine?
More than likely the hit to your mast caused induced voltages of a few
hundred volts on your nearby AC service, particularly if it is above
ground. Most power companies can now provide a whole-house surge
suppressor placed right at (maybe under) your meter to stop the worst of
this. Ours rents this big critter to us for ~4 bux a month.
73, Pete N4ZR
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