[TowerTalk] grounding

Bill Aycock baycock at direcway.com
Wed May 21 07:08:51 EDT 2003

The only times I have had lightning damage were when my grounding had been 
damaged. Once was when the telco took "their" ground loose from "my" 
ground. I lost a computer that time.
W8JI has pointed out that commercial broadcast practice of proper grounding 
and proper routing lets them stay on during storms and sustain tower hits 
without (much) interruption..
Personally, I disconnect everything BUT the grounds and use 
shorting-grounding plugs on the disconnected feeders

At 07:55 PM 5/20/2003 -0500, you wrote:

>Hi all,
>On another reflector, a gent recommends disconnecting shack ground during
>lightning storms.
>This seems contrary to anything I've seen on here and, counterintuitively,
>rather naive. Thoughts?
>73, kelly

Bill Aycock - W4BSG
Woodville, Alabama 

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