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Re: [TowerTalk] Lightning

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Lightning
From: Bill Turner <>
Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2007 09:05:15 -0800
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On Wed, 03 Jan 2007 22:45:22 -0500, "Roger Kissel" <>

>With talk about lightning protection, I recall seeing a site showing a 
>static dissipator that looked like a fuzzy ball, placed atop the tower. It 
>supposedly dissipates the corona charge on the tower so the lightning 
>doesn't strike the tower. 

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My philosophy is this: At the moment of the strike, the lightning bolt
has already traveled several thousand feet. What it encounters in the
last couple of inches makes no difference whether it will or will not
complete the path.

Bill, W6WRT

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