In a message dated 5/31/03 9:25:44 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> The tower and the shield are acting like a piece of coax (tower is the
> shield, and coax shield is the center conductor). Current from up top
> can be found on shield of coax running away from the bottom of the
> tower unless the coax shield is grounded at the bottom of the tower.
> Even that merely reduces the current unless it's a really good *RF*
What about the other way around? That is, does the tower act as a Faraday
shield to keep lightning transients off of the cables *inside* the tower? Or
is this another urban myth?