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Re: [TowerTalk] lightning vs insurance

To: "Trent and Lorraine" <>,<>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] lightning vs insurance
From: John/K4WJ <>
Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2007 22:34:30 -0500
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Florida is a peninsula and has a lot of coastline that exposes it to 
hurricanes. Bill's insurance was increased to help the insurance 
companies make up for the payments that they had to make to victims 
of the hurricanes we had in 2004 and 2005. There was a LOT of damage 
to homes and businesses in this state. John/K4WJ

At 04:38 PM 1/5/2007, Trent and Lorraine wrote:
>Greetings All
>As insurance brokers here in VK  I am quite amazed at the
>cost of the Florida premiums, a standard policy that covers towers and
>related damage and liability up to $20M and the home (say$350,000) and Tax
>Audit insurance ($20K) and cover for board member of non profit
>organisations e.g. Radio Club is under $1000 AUD..
>On the lightning matter: In a previous life I was a two way technician. Over
>ten years the best site for NO Strikes we had was a solar site that had a
>guyed tower and no ground mat. This site was on the top of the highest
>mountain in the district. The worst site had a complex ground and power
>lines and mazes of protection and at least 1000ft lower in the same range
>i.e. the soil types were the same. This worse of the two was struck on
>average once a quarter..Maybe it was just good luck ??
>Trent Sampson
>[PO Box 1647 Toowoomba Qld 4350]  VK4TI


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