Blake, unfortunately it looks like you'll have to drink another beer just
for the replacement can. Perhaps you can find a volunteer. Lightning sure
does interesting things. I certainly agree with N2IC's statement that
you're dreaming if you think you're protected with a few Polyphasers and a
well grounded tower.
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Whole House Surge Protectors
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 9:53:08 -0400
I have a ~100' piece of burried 1/2" hardline going from my metal bulkhead
to the base of the tower. It's not connected to anything on the tower, nor
anything inside the shack. I keep a beer can taped over the outside unused
to keep water out. A monster EMP strike I took last week blew said beer can
apart, and scorched (melted) the outside connector.
I guess I need to put polyphasers on both ends of the unused coax and add
ground rods to the beer can so this doesn't happen again....
---- Steve London N2IC wrote:
> After two hits at this QTH, don't get me started on all the insidious ways
> lightning can get inside ! If you think you are protected by having a
> well-grounded tower and a few Polyphaser's, you're dreaming.
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