On Thu, 13 Sep 2007 16:46:18 -0500, "bill rubin"
>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 ?
------------ REPLY FOLLOWS ------------
Look at it from the point of view of the lightning. The lightning
wants to go to ground. Which path has less resistance over the last 50
feet of travel:
1. Through 50 feet of air to ground
2. Through 50 feet of coax and then a foot or so from the disconnected
end of the coax to ground.
If I'm the lightning, I'm going for #2.
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