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Re: [TowerTalk] rotor and indirect lightning

To: "'Matt Patterson'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] rotor and indirect lightning
From: "Gary Schafer" <>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 11:49:56 -0400
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At the rotator put large mov's on each wire to case ground. Put a large
heavy flexible wire from the top of the rotator case to the bottom plate of
the rotator (with a loop so it can rotate) to bypass the moving joint in it.

Gary  K4FMX

> -----Original Message-----
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>] On Behalf Of Matt Patterson
> Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 10:25 PM
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> Subject: [TowerTalk] rotor and indirect lightning
> Guys,
> 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
> W5LL
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