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[TowerTalk] Antenna field dissipating charge buildup

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Antenna field dissipating charge buildup
From: "Mark Beckwith" <>
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 08:36:35 -0500
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N2EA said:

> There is a reader of this reflector who has observed
> approaching squalls with strikes cease striking
> as they approached his multi-tower antenna field.

This is an anecdote reported by many more than one station owner/builder (I
think I can recall 5 or 6).  The number of reports would take it out of the
"wives tale" and "urban legend" category as far as I am concerned.

If your point is that no matter how quickly a multi-tower antenna field can
dissipate, there's always the potential (no pun intended) for a squall to
build up a charge faster than the rate at which the multi-tower field can
dissipate it, I'll absolutely agree with that.

Personally I think it is a great anecdote and an interesting concept.

Mark, N5OT


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