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Re: [TowerTalk] Recommended Coaxial Surge Protector for HF

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Recommended Coaxial Surge Protector for HF
From: Rik van Riel <>
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 21:24:25 -0500
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On 12/31/2010 07:31 PM, Doug Rehman wrote:
> The common coaxial surge protectors use gas cartridges for protection. It
> takes hundreds of volts to cause the gas cartridge to fire and conduct to
> ground (off the top of my head, I think it is around 600V). The ICE
> protectors are designed with a DC path to ground so that there is no static
> build up; the PolyPhasers do not have a DC path to ground, so static can
> build up until either the gas cartridge fires or something downstream arcs
> over.

I simply put 3 Mohm in resistors into the balun I built
for my 160 vertical.  I hope that will stop static from
building up :)

Other things can take care of real surges (eg. the gas
discharge tube surge protector).

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