At 7:59 AM -0500 1/27/03, Pete N4ZR wrote:
>...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?
Yes, very much so! An antenna (or part of an antenna, such as
one-half of a dipole connected to the center-conductor of a coaxial
feedline) left floating very easily acquires a (literally) staggering
electric charge, more than enough to blow a receiver front-end.
Probably you should also have a lightning protector in the feedline
from each antenna.