> 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
> On an antenna with no DC path to ground (say there's a
> 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.
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