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Subject: [TowerTalk] Rain Induced Voltage
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Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2006 11:08:35 -0500
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Do Polyphaser lightning arrestors drain static?  I thought they only shorted
to ground after reaching a preset high voltage.  He was only measuring 7
volts maximum on his coax.  If it did drain at 7 volts, what happens when
you transmit with a KW into a less than perfect antenna?  Does your RF also
drain and not reach the antenna?


Subject: [TowerTalk] Rain Induced Voltage
From: Phil Camera <>
Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 08:15:52 -0600
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"The voltage appears to be induced by the rain drops dripping off the
wire removing"

No lightning arrestors (ICE or Polyphasers) in these coaxes, correct?

If there were, then they'd safely drain away this static buildup and help
protect your rig.

Phil  KB9CRY


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