[TowerTalk] Telephone Pole
Sat, 22 Jan 2000 10:56:41 -0500
Polyphaser, among others, say to avoid wood poles. I guess
that of the "trillion" poles only a handful have vertical and/or
horizontal lightning-attractive antennas on them ... also only
a handful do not have proper and massive lightning dissipation
networks of thousands of miles of wire and thousands of ground
rods connected to them.
One key concern was that the absence of the natural metal tower
path to ground means that static and lightning will necessarily be
directed into the radio room ... ouch!
- Thanks! & 73, DavidC K1YP in Hudson, FL
> > Dear Ted:
> I would also like to hear the reasons as there about a
> trillion of these stuck in ground all over the world.
> Could they really be worse than any other type of
> 73, Stew K3ND
> > Lightning experts recommend against the use of
> > telephone poles.
> > Even if copper strapping is used to provide an
> > artificial lightning
> > ground. I don't understand the entirety of the
> > objection but it
> > seems a pretty universal recommendation-to-avoid.
> > Perhaps someone on the list could explain this
> > better?
> > - Thanks! & 73, DavidC K1YP in Hudson, FL
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