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Subject: [TowerTalk] Ham Radio Tower & Lightening
From: Dennis OConnor <>
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 04:26:00 -0700 (PDT)
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Sailboat masts attract lightning for various reasons, among them is that the 
mast is not properly bonded to the earth and so builds a static charge that 
makes it a target...  A bit of web searching will find you thousands of reports 
of boat strikes...  

Your neighbors tower has nothing to do with your local lightning hits as that 
tower is grounded to the earth, whereas the boats and houses you cite as 
damaged were not properly grounded...  You need to make your own boat and your 
home properly grounded... This is not your neighbors problem or his 

Good luck,


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