[amsat-bb] Re: Playing With Lightning

Wayne Estes w9ae at charter.net
Sun Mar 14 09:43:14 PDT 2010

If you live in an area prone to lightning (especially Florida) you 
should invest in a good ground system and single-point ground panel with 
surge suppressors for all antennas, rotor/control cables, AC lines, and 
internet/phone connections.  It's very costly and a lot of work to 
install.  But the alternatives (destroyed equipment or even a burning 
house) are even worse.  The information and required equipment is out there.

Wayne Estes W9AE
Oakland, Oregon, USA (where lightning is extremely rare)

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