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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] What Killed the Computers? was: Re: Grounding ofAmateur Radio installations
From: "WA3GIN @ Arlington County, VA" <>
Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 17:27:33 -0500
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There are surge protectors for phone lines, Satellite coax lines as well 
as Cable TV coax lines.  Just google your area of concern and you'll 
find lots of vendors.

Most companies recommend a whole house protector followed by individual 
units at all electronic equipment service areas.  They will also usually 
state that if you don't protect the phone lines and all other service 
lines coming into the house that you are wasting your time...and for 
those with whole house generators you need to ensure you have protection 
on the transfer switch side of the breaker panel, etc.

The purest will tell you to use a UPS system that runs the load from the 
batteries, not just switches to batteries when the power goes out.  
Having the UPS in lines does protect the equipment from the brown-outs 
(low voltages) that can be as harmful at times as well as the quick 
on/off/on/off /on stutter of power that can occur when a power pole is 
hit by a vehicle, etc.

Good Luck,


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