Dick Rollema schrieb:
To All from PA0SE
Tom, G3OLB, wrote:
>I suppose a better idea would be
> to get into the habit of grounding the antenna when I leave the shack!
When not in the shack I leave the aerial floating in the hope that it will
be charged to the voltage potential of its surrounding so that lightning
won't "see" it.
Or is that a misconception?
When grounded it could act as a lightning conductor and it certainly can't
stand up to a stroke without causing heavy damage.
73, Dick, PA0SE
Hi Dick es all,
I`m 30 years on the "wireless" - job. I never grounded lw - antennas, neither
short ones nor long ones (400m straight or 1600m rhomboid). "after operation you
have to disconnect lws (incl wire dipoles) from all equipments but never ground
them" was an order of my father. that makes an other plus 30 years of
experience. the vicinity of the end of the wire (feeder) must be free of objects
for one metre.
the sense was, ungrounded antennas (litze) never go down in conductivity.
but if there are children or laymens (xyl) arround you have to ground them!