[TenTec] Dipole Over Pool Enclosure
kgshutt at cox.net
Mon Oct 15 14:07:24 EDT 2012
Don't forget your antenna rotor either. The rotor control cable and the ac
cord should also be disconnected to keep lighting strikes out of your
Ken - W5KQ
From: Mike Gorniak
Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2012 9:40 PM
To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Dipole Over Pool Enclosure
That's an excellent point and not one that is often discussed, Bob.
The best protection is always "Not Connected To ANYTHING".
Some commercial radio stations keep a "totally divorced from everything"
These have all of the power, audio, control and antenna connectors
packed together in a container, along with
wiring diagrams and deployment instructions.
Some companies also keep a few emergency units on wheels that can be
trucked in to where they are needed.
Lightning is a nasty beast. There are no guarantees, even if all of the
rules are meticulously followed.
73, Mike, NM7X
On 10/13/2012 8:41 PM, Bob McGraw - K4TAX wrote:
> Jim's comment is well taken. However I must emphasize that disconnecting
> the antenna is only 1/2 of the issue. You MUST disconnect your ground
> too, specially if you have any of your equipment plugged in to any AC
> outlet. The AC mains plus neutral and ground, and having your station
> ground connected too, is a path for lightning discharge and the path is
> through your equipment.
> Bob, K4TAX
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