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Re: [TowerTalk] Lightning Strike

To: "'Doug Renwick'" <>,"'Gary Schafer'" <>,<>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Lightning Strike
From: "JC Smith" <>
Date: Sat, 8 Jul 2006 08:48:34 -0700
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I mentioned previously the strike at K0TY's repeater site.  There was no
visible indication of a strike anywhere on the tower, base, coax or any of
the electronics BUT the vertical antenna at the top was blown to

73 - JC, K0HPS

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Doug Renwick
Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2006 8:06 AM
To: 'Gary Schafer';
Subject: [TowerTalk] Lightning Strike

I had earlier asked K4FMX for proof that his tower(s) have
NEVER been hit by lightning but Gary is unwilling to share
that information.  Then a second question entered my mind
"why would Gary mount a rabbit's foot on his tower in the
first place"?  Mmmmm.  But that is not the reason for this

My question - Is it possible to have a direct lightning
strike on a tower and yet show no visible or hidden signs on
the tower and/or appendage(s) or show no 'secondary' signs
in the immediate area surrounding the tower?


Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Porcupines and other wives tales

For those that still believe in this magic of reduction of
charge as a
protective device, I have for sale some rabbits feet that
you can hang on your tower to reduce lightning strikes. I
have had one on my tower for years and never had a strike.
Proof that they work!

Gary  K4FMX

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