Excellent point. I'm in the process of
rearranging the cables - haven't updated the
photo. I did have a strike, and nothing untoward
happened to the protected side. Although I'd
agree with Polyphaser, given the strength of a
strike, the distance between one side of a
protector and the other side (just mere inches)
would indicate that there is some element of
risk, despite how far away you keep the
protected/unprotected cables from each other.
Thanks for your comments....we all learn.
At 02:27 PM 8/3/2005, Alan NV8A (ex. AB2OS) wrote:
>I don't yet have my tower up and any lightning
>protection in place. I bought a bunch of
>Polyphaser devices at Dayton, but at present I
>am simply disconnecting everything when the station is not in use.
>Your single-point ground panel seems to
>contravene a basic recommendation made by
>Polyphaser -- to have distinct "protected" and
>"unprotected" sides separated as far as possible
>(sorry, I can't find a diagram on their Web
>site, but see Fig. 12 in http://www.arrl.org/tis/info/pdf/0207048.pdf).
>You have cables crossing from one side of the
>grounding panel to the other, which I understand to be highly undesirable.
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