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Re: [TowerTalk] Porcupines and other wives tales

To: "Keith Dutson" <>,"'Jim Jarvis'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Porcupines and other wives tales
From: Bill Aycock <>
Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2006 16:14:57 -0500
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Your statement below the excerpt from Jim, (below) is NOT true. It is not a 
matter of bleeding off the entire charge field, it is only a matter of 
changing the distribution of the charge. Changing the contour of the 
potential field to make another place the weakest path is all you need.
I know many "experts" put the idea of bleeding off charge down, but I have 
seen professionals in related fields give arguments just as well documented 
on the other side.
Quit assuming the whole energy packet has to be controlled, and think about 
using finesse, instead.

At 03:03 PM 7/4/2006 -0500, Keith Dutson wrote:

> >The measured energy of the strike is not the point here. The point is to
>try and prevent the charge build up to where the strike occurs.
>Well, if you are going to prevent a strike, you basically have to bleed off
>all of the strike energy.  I don't think that is possible.
>73, Keith NM5G

Bill Aycock - W4BSG
Woodville, Alabama 


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