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Lightning Protection (was) [TowerTalk] Length of Mast

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Subject: Lightning Protection (was) [TowerTalk] Length of Mast
From: (David Robbins K1TTT)
Date: Sun Jun 1 17:56:39 2003

> I also have a pretty good ground system with about eight ground
> > rods connected in a large circle that includes the house ground.  I
> > observed major lightning strikes on a ridge about the same height as
> > mine and about 3/4 of a mile away, but I have never been hit. Have I
> > been lucky or is the system really working?
> >

you have been lucky.  And maybe your system is working, after all you
can't watch it 24 hours a day, and not all strokes leave visible
damage... it is possible that your good ground has worked and you were
hit with a small enough stroke that it was easily dissipated in your

David Robbins K1TTT
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