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Re: [TowerTalk] Lightning

To: "'Bill Winkis'" <>,"'K8RI on TowerTalk'" <>,"'Roger Kissel'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Lightning
From: "Gary Schafer" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 11:09:12 -0500
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:towertalk-
>] On Behalf Of Bill Winkis
> Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 7:10 AM
> To: K8RI on TowerTalk; Roger Kissel;
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Lightning
> I have two of the "porcupines from the "Wireman", Press Jones (N8UG)
> on top of a 110' 45G.
> One evening the kids came running in and said the tower was on fire...???
>   And what we saw was bluish arcing on the Porcupines, I can only
> surmise that it was different potentials discharging.
> Also I must add a thunderstorm was coming was dark and you
> could taste the ozone in the air...even made the hair on my arm clingy ...

At that point I would run inside as a nearby lightning strike is imminent!

Gary  K4FMX


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