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Subject: [TowerTalk] static drainage
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Mon Jan 27 11:06:59 2003
At 09:00 AM 1/27/03 -0600, Jon Ogden wrote:
>Agreed.  With such protectors (ICE and Polyphaser both have DC grounded
>models) there is no need for any other form of static drain.  Plus, I've
>been told that with continuous static drain, it makes your receive quieter
>as you aren't hearing any noise from static build up.

On the other hand, I have consciously opted for the "disconnect everything" 
method of lightning protection.  Given that, couldn't I simply shunt an RF 
choke to ground inside the relay box at its output jack, so that any time 
an antenna is connected by relay, any static goes immediately to ground 
before it gets upstream to the radio?  For that matter, as long as I am 
using my amplifier, which has an RF safety choke to ground, don't I get 
equivalent protection?

73, Pete N4ZR
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