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Re: LF: static build up on aerials

To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: LF: static build up on aerials
From: [email protected]
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 23:34:44 EDT
Reply-to: [email protected]
Sender: <[email protected]>
In a message dated 6/20/01 3:58:37 AM Eastern Daylight Time, [email protected] writes:
<< Based on that I decided never ever to leave a coax connected to a
'floating' wire antenna in the shack. The arcs probably won't hurt anyone,
but they could start a fire. >>

They certainly could do that! I dread to think where the current would have flowed during my little lightning mishap last September if the antenna hadn't been grounded. There was some minor scorching of wood anyway, but it could have been much worse if the spark had needed to find its own path.
73,
John


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