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[TowerTalk] static drainage

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Subject: [TowerTalk] static drainage
From: (Chuck Counselman)
Date: Mon Jan 27 09:53:19 2003
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" <>
>  >...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.

-Chuck, W1HIS

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