[TowerTalk] Grounding base slab and pier tower bases

Keith Dutson kdutson at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jul 4 11:24:32 EDT 2006

No need to present facts available to you.  Just look up measured energy of
a strike and compare it to the ability of the porcupine to dissipate this
energy.  BTW, while you are looking for facts, try to determine the amount
of charge that can be dissipated by the porcupine.

73, Keith NM5G 

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Doug Renwick
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2006 9:57 AM
To: towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Grounding base slab and pier tower bases

I did not say that porcupines will stop all lightning strikes.
I said "In other words, my addition of the porcupine did not have a negative
Scientific experiment will only trump experience IF the scientific
experiment can exacting duplicate the experience and conditions!
Please present your scientific experiment that proves porcupines will not
stop strikes, any strike.

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Grounding base slab and pier tower bases

Experience may trump theory, but scientific experiment trumps experience
EVERY time!  porcupines on towers have been shown to not stop strikes.  Not
any more than an owl stops birds.

David Robbins K1TTT

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