I lived in FL for 32 years before moving to central FL and had ever
increasing sized towers starting with a 64 footer andc finally winding up with
several 200 footers. I used to dread the approaching summer and the huge
thiunderstorms it would bring. The towers WILL get hit by lighting. The
bigger the tower and the more there are the greater the chance of a hit.
By following the rules that are in various books and the suggestions that
have appeared on the reflector you can reduce the chances of the hit
ENTERING your home. The three that were most effective for me were having a
single bulkhead where everything from the towers entered the station,
Polyphasers at the bulkhead to a GOOD ground, and disconnecting all wires
enteringthe station from the bulkhead when I was not using the station. By
doing all these last three I was able to stay damage free for the last
several years in FL even with three 200 footers.
I finally solved the problem for good when I moved to Hawaii where we have
almost no thunderstorms.
Good luck with a very tough problem.
73 Bill KH7XS/K4XS
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