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Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 17:02:53 -0700 (PDT)
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Is anybody aware of a larger gas discharge tube that the Littelfuse CG2-1000?

I have been using these at my 160m remote station, and while they have (more 
than) plenty of headroom for the transmitter, I find that when lightning just 
thinks about being around they tend to get fried. And when they die, they short 
and the station stops working. On the positive side, they do their job and the 
rest of the equipment survives.

(I should add that the site complies with all normal recommendations for 
lightning protection, but this particular antenna is a very tall and very 
exposed vertical.)

Any thoughts?

73 Roger


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