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[Towertalk] Fw: RF Burns

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Subject: [Towertalk] Fw: RF Burns
From: (gareth)
Date: Mon, 06 May 2002 08:41:05 -0400
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 .

 Gary   N1MSV

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