[TowerTalk] Grounding mast?

Jim Brown jim at audiosystemsgroup.com
Wed Jul 30 10:28:37 EDT 2008

On Wed, 30 Jul 2008 08:36:46 -0500, K4SAV wrote:

>Did you mean across the balun

A current balun (common mode choke) has DC continuity and looks 
moderately inductive at broadcast frequencies, which is where most 
lightning energy is concentrated. Thus, a SLOW buildup of static 
charge will be prevented. During a lightning event, however, there 
will be voltage across it (until it, like most conductors of 
moderate size, disintegrates). 


Jim K9YC

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