Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Some material on ham station lightning protection

We don't often get thunderstorms here in Melbourne. But they're much more common in the tropics further north. And apparently also in places like the USA deep south.

Anyway here's some videos and links that discuss how amateurs can prepare against them and save their gear from being blown up. Not surprisingly they're all American.

Ham Homestead (video)

KB2UYT article via ARRL website on lightning protection (pdf)

Above is first of a three part article. Read other parts via DX Engineering website.

Another ARRL article on lightning protection for the ham's home (pdf)

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