An old radio tech trick: put 1/8 amp fuses in line with your telephone line
(one in line with each wire). The fuses will virtually always blow before
any equipment on the line can be damaged.
About 8 years ago, our phone line was aerial on the power poles coming back
to our property. One of the poles took a direct hit- it literally blew the
phone cable off of the pole and burned it in half. The only thing I lost was
the 1/8 amp fuses...
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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