At 6:30 AM -0800 1/27/03, Mark wrote:
>Depends where you live ... not a problem here on the Far Northern
>California coast..... 73, Mark AA6DX
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Chuck Counselman" <email@example.com>
> >...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.
You don't need lightning to charge an antenna electrostatically.
Precipitation can do it, and even dry wind.