In addition to prayer I reccomend -planning- for your system to be
struck by lightning. The cost of a completely engineered lightning
control plan will pay for itself many times over. Also, when you know
a bad storm is coming pre-setup a remote video recorder. The picture
of a direct strike on my system is one of my favorite pics.
And be safe. Never operate when a storm is near.
73 Scott W3TX
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On Jun 26, 2009, at 9:14 AM, Cqtestk4xs@aol.com wrote:
> 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
> By following the rules that are in various books and the suggestions
> 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, installing
> Polyphasers at the bulkhead to a GOOD ground, and disconnecting all
> 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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