I'm a rookie here and I am always intrigued by the many subjects and helpful
replies I've read. None more so than lightning protection.
I have a 204' dipole up about 40'. When I had the rig in the garage, it was no
challenge to just disconnect the coax from the rig at the slightest threat of a
storm. Recently, I brought the rig into the house and no longer have that
luxury, having added 50' of coax through the rafters, via a barrel connector. I
plan on utilizing a PolyPhaser unit for protection.
The original RG8X coax from the G5RV terminates right outside the patio, 15'
from the house. There is a strip of moist soil, 5' wide and 100' long which
runs the patio's length. It is here where I plan to plant my ground rod[s].
I've got a heavy duty, weather-proof plastic landscape control housing that I
planned to loop the coax through and secure the Polyphaser unit. This would
keep everything moisture free.
I am seeking your advise on how to connect all these parts to successfully make
my efforts as effective as possible.
All suggestions will be most gratefully received!
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