[TowerTalk] lightning and insulated elements..
RXDesign at ssvecnet.com
Fri Feb 10 16:08:30 EST 2006
has there been any previous discussion on the merits (or lack
thereof) of insulated
elements visa vie lightning? I recently installed a tower system
will 5 f12 antennas -
all having insulated elements... the tower I believe is well
grounded as are the cables.
Last night we had a storm pass by maybe 5 miles away and I was
watching - wondering.... and there was a bolt that was well
maybe a few miles away
and almost immediately I heard kind of a slow sizzling sound
from around the tower.
I was standing - 200' from it (next to the house). Nothing
visible... all was disconnected
(in the house) at the time and all works fine today.... but it
made me wonder. Normally
a well grounded tower is LESS likely to get hit (I have never in
many years with towers
been hit on the tower) but with insulated elements - one would
think a charge could
readily build up on these things!
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