[CQ-Contest] Re: [TowerTalk] spider balls

Tom Rauch w8ji at contesting.com
Tue Jul 27 20:56:57 EDT 2004

> Since we are on the subject of lightning, has anyone ever
used "spider
> balls" to dissipate energy thereby eliminating strikes on
the structure?
> These are a steel rod with over 200 fine spiked elements
about 2 ft. long
> each that create a cluster of very sharp spikes.

All the data I've seen in actual statistical tests show they
don't do anything.



73 Tom

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