Ted Leaf wrote:
> Dear Mike
> > A very quick email while recovering from an incident in the shack
> >earlier today -- a salutory lesson in shack safety and my first experience
> >of RF burns.
> > While following with extreme care the instructions in the ICOM 4KL
> >amplifier manual for setting the ALC level , I stupidly overlooked the
> >equally important instructions on RF safety for the new, replacement
> >antenna tuner. I am currently using a long wire antenna which, of
> >necessity, comes right into the shack and is connected to a ceramic lug at
> >the rear of the tuner .
> > Norman
Especially be careful with longwire antennas. It is not uncommon for
for voltages to build to 4500V .