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[Towertalk] Took a hit Sunday--what to do?

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Subject: [Towertalk] Took a hit Sunday--what to do?
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2002 14:16:28 -0400
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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