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Re: [TowerTalk] Water tower omni

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Water tower omni
Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2006 11:33:25 -0400
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Can you tell me more about the 'Rolling Ball' concept and lightning? 
I've never heard of it.

Someone, I think it was in the forum, said that lightning protection is 
like an insurance policy. The more you spend, the better your 
protection, but you couldn't guarantee that you weren't going to get 
taken out. Of course, there's the people who say that's silly, that 
professional broadcasters have to stay on all the time, through 
lightning hits etc. Of course their equipment is a bit heavier and a lot 
more expensive the typical equipment I install.

The side tank mounting has been, at least so far, a relatively safe 
method. I think we've had one side tank mounted antenna taken out at 
most. (Actually the antenna wasn't taken out, but the coax as it was an 
old installation that wasn't properly grounded, if I remember correctly.)


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