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Subject: [TowerTalk] static drainage
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Mon Jan 27 07:59:37 2003
I am about to replace the Heathkit antenna switch I've used for the last 5 
years with a TopTen 6-way relay box, to give me more options.

My question is -- is it worthwhile to install 1.5 megohm resistors inside 
the relay boxes across each antenna jack, as is done in the Heathkit 
switch, presumably to drain static electricity?  I've read here fairly 
recently of bad effects from switching to an antenna that hasn't been used 
for a while, and getting a jolt of static electricity on your receiver 
front end or other sensitive components.  What's the consensus -- is it 
real, or...?

73, Pete N4ZR
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