This is a poor method of lightning protection. I also disconnect
everything and have seen damages from voltages induced into the
unconnected wires during a strike. Also you may have grounds at different
potentials if left connected that can can damage your equipment.
from [Michael Goins] [Permanent Link][Original]
To: Jim Lux <email@example.com>
Subject:Re: [TowerTalk] ground rod depth problem due to rocky
soil -- solutions?
From: Michael Goins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:28:12 -0600
Still not clear about the need/reason. Why not just totally disconnect
reconnect the tower when you operate? That's what I do here and the
is not grounded other than by its proximity due to the factory base 5
deep in solid rock. My station is completely broken from the tower when
am not operating and I don't operate in storms. There is nowhere for
lightning to go that would harm my station.
Michael Goins, k5wmg
University of Texas at San Antonio
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