As one of the higher towered stations in Florida I can say can say I lots of
experience with lightning. I have slowly battled uphill against mother nature
for 25 years in the lightning capital of the US. I have actually made it
through most of my first summer in some time without any nmajor damage from
The two most important things to do. Disconnect everything from the bulkhead
and unplug the cable as well all AC plugs in the shack.
Second, invest in the Polyphaser stuff and put it on a good bulkhead which
has a good ground. I believe this is the best thing I have done in the battle
The towers have been hit three times in the last five weeks...the usual
flash, pop and crack instantaneously...no damage except for the computer cable
router which the kids forgot to disconnect after they got off the computer. As
any station with big towers in Florida will tell you....a really easy lightning
summer, even with a much higher amount of storms this year.
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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