|Subject:||Re:[TowerTalk] An Enlightning Experience|
|From:||"Mark ." <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 26 Aug 2003 12:47:06 -0400|
So glad to hear your Ham equipment survived. I also use a grounded entrance panel in my shack's window and leave my equipment disconnected when not operating. ALL conductors from the tower are grounded at the panel. It gives me a lot of peace of mind when those storms roll through.
<< I took the first real lightning strike of my 49-year ham career Friday evening about 5:30 PM. It apparently hit my 40-meter yagi at the top of the tower, about 200 feet from the house. I was in my shack at the time, and saw the flash, heard the almost instantaneous bang, and then heard a loud bang inside the room with me. Quite impressive!
Having all of the conductors from the tower disconnected appears to have limited the direct damage, particularly inside the house.....snip...>>
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