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Subject: [TowerTalk] Coax Surge Disasters: Locations, Response DAVIS RF Co.
From: "Steve Davis -Davis RF Co." <>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 13:14:56 -0500
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Commercial Installations:  Located at tower top, at lowest point of the coax 
at base of tower, and at entrance panel.   Everything Steve said about the 
grounding of the entrance panel, and back to the utility ground, is 
necessary.   How many calls have I had to write up insurance estimates?? 
How many hundreds of thousands $$$  worth of equipment, cable, house and in 
fact a pet death, have I listened to....sort of begs the aged old question 
"do you wanna pay me now or pay me a lot more later??" and "you get what you 
pay for (or don't pay for)".  No sense in building or buying that entrance 
panel and NOT  3 PolyPhasers at about $ 65 can't buy insurance 
for this little.   "Commercial Installations"  utilize the above, and you 
can bet they don't want any down time..... also, you can bet that lightning 
doesn't discriminate between your installation and commercial.  We discount 
PolyPhaser.   Have also sold many PolyP utility service panel protection 
devices to avoid strike of surges coming in from that end (can come in from 
a strike way down the service line, far from the QTH).
One question I have is what is the criteria for choice between ICE and 
PolyPhaser, other than an extra $20 or so for PolyP ??
Cheers, Steve Davis   K1PEK


~ Davis RF Co., Div. of Orion Wire Co.,Inc.
Distribution to numerous industries,  Andrew
Heliax; Times Microwave LMR; RFS Celwave and others.
Cable design engineering. RF Peripherals.
Tel: 1-800-328-4773 (1-800-DAVIS RF) Tech'l: 1-978-369-
1738, Fax: 1-978-369-3484


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