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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] rotor and indirect lightning
From: Billy Cox <>
Reply-to: Billy Cox <>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 03:03:39 +0000 (GMT+00:00)
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Polyphaser RCT, an ICE unit, or a unit from
Array-Solutions ... one unit at the base
and one unit at the station wall ground.

If you don't have a single point ground,
now would be a GREAT time to build one.

Hope this helps ...

73 de Billy, AA4NU

-----Original Message-----
>From: Matt Patterson <>
>Sent: Apr 27, 2008 2:24 AM
>Subject: [TowerTalk] rotor and indirect lightning
>Any suggestions on how to best protect a rotor from indirect lightning 
>strikes?  In the past two months I have suffered two indirect lightning 
>strikes and in both cases it has taken out the reed switch in my M2 
>Orion 2800.  I have a spare but it's getting expensive having the guy 
>come out and swap them out.  Just curious what others do to help protect 
>their rotors.  I know there nothing that's going to protect it 100% of 
>the time but if there's something I can do to lessen the chance of 
>something like this happening again I'm all for it.
>73 Matt
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