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
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Doug Renwick
Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2006 8:06 AM
To: 'Gary Schafer'; email@example.com
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!
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