[TowerTalk] Lightning

Gary Schafer garyschafer at comcast.net
Thu Jan 4 11:09:12 EST 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: towertalk-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:towertalk-
> bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Bill Winkis
> Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 7:10 AM
> To: K8RI on TowerTalk; Roger Kissel; towertalk at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Lightning
> I have two of the "porcupines from the "Wireman", Press Jones (N8UG)
> on top of a 110' 45G.
> One evening the kids came running in and said the tower was on fire...???
>   And what we saw was bluish arcing on the Porcupines, I can only
> surmise that it was different potentials discharging.
> Also I must add a thunderstorm was coming up..it was dark and you
> could taste the ozone in the air...even made the hair on my arm clingy ...

At that point I would run inside as a nearby lightning strike is imminent!

Gary  K4FMX

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