[TenTec] Argonaut VI Lost RX/TX on 160/80 Meters

Stuart Rohre rohre at arlut.utexas.edu
Mon Jun 15 17:56:11 EDT 2015

That is correct about grounding the shield of the coax is not enough 
anymore to prevent damage.  Static charge can build up on either side of 
a dipole, and when it gets high enough has been seen to arc thru 600 
volt rated insulation.  Wind can induce static by vibrations of 
insulated wires.  This is known as the triboelectric charging.

Lightning itself is so fickle, its cousin, static charge, follow the 
family preferences in causing damage.

Stuart Rohre

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