There is no way to prevent a lightning strike, you just need a system that can
dissipate the energy. A ground rod on each leg of a tower is not a very good
lightning ground. You need to spread out dozens of ground rods in perhaps a
50' radius from the tower base. I used 2" copper strap instead of heavy wire.
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Solid copper ground wire supplier
From: W0MU Mike Fatchett <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 23:06:56 -0600
Not really. You should have a ground rod for each leg of the tower.
You could put a ring around the tower if you wanted. The idea is to
dissipate static and attempt to prevent a lightning strike. If you get
one #2 or # 10 won't matter.
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