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[TowerTalk] Tower Faraday shield?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower Faraday shield?
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Date: Sun Jun 1 11:32:07 2003
In a message dated 5/31/03 9:25:44 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

> 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*
>  ground.

    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?

Steve    K7LXC
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