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Re: [TowerTalk] no ground is better ?

To: "'bill rubin'" <>,"'TowerTalk'" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] no ground is better ?
From: "Gary Schafer" <>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 17:02:11 -0500
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While a grounded antenna is slightly more prone to taking a strike than one
that is not grounded it is far better to ground it. With no ground lightning
will find its way to earth, probably not by the path that you wish. Having
the antenna grounded you control what path the lightning will take to earth.

Gary  K4FMX

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:towertalk-
>] On Behalf Of bill rubin
> Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 4:46 PM
> To: TowerTalk
> Subject: [TowerTalk] no ground is better ?
> I have a friend (will not say his call sign) who believes that if you
> can't
> do a full grounding system (building halo, rods every 16 ft, etc) is is
> better NOT to ground your antenna system and just disconnect your coax
> when
> not used.  Sort of the "lightning does not see me" idea.   While I have
> argued this issue with him I was looking for technical documentation why
> his
> reasoning is false.  Any information to disclaim the no ground and antenna
> disconnect practice ?
> 73' Bill
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