You can lessen ther risks of your tower being hit by lightning by lowering
it or moving it to an area less lightning prone. Painting or coating the
system will not help. You should accept that fact that the tower will get
hit and invest in appropriate protection equipment to lessen the damage. My
antenna system has taken a number of direct hits and it's never fun.
Subject: [TowerTalk] Lightning avoidance
From: "Dan Schaaf" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 06:54:14 -0400
I live in an area (SW FL ) which has an average of 90 lightning days per
We really get hit hard with lightning. Is there any way to avoid a direct
on an antenna by painting the antenna or coating the antenna with plastic or
shrink tubing to remove the metal to air contact? Basically insulating the
aluminum like an insulated wire.
Vy 73, Dan K3ZXL
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