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Re: [TowerTalk] snow static, Quad v. Yagi

To: "Jim Lux" <>, <>,<>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] snow static, Quad v. Yagi
From: "Tom Rauch" <>
Reply-to: Tom Rauch <>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 21:31:39 -0400
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> The charging current should be quite low, since the
antenna is physically
> fairly small.  The cases reported in the literature of
continuous sparks are
> from things like miles of telegraph wires strung across
the prarie.
> On an antenna with no DC path to ground (say there's a
transformer balun)
> then there's no path for the charge to ground, so it will
just build up
> until it sparks into air.

I think you mean until it sparks to ground Jim! The charge
is the same potential as the air at the antenna height.

73 Tom


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