Ham station lightning protection

Discussion in 'Antennas, Feedlines, Towers & Rotors' started by WA7ARK, Nov 9, 2019.

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  1. WA7ARK

    WA7ARK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Here are the slides from a hamfest presentation I have done several times, last in 2017. The .pdf file is too big to upload here.

    [link removed at OPs request]

    Intended audience; newly licensed hams who are just getting on HF...

    Trying Google Drive
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  2. KV6O

    KV6O Ham Member QRZ Page

    Clicked, and the site wants to install software.... no thanks! Google drive?
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  3. WA7ARK

    WA7ARK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Funny, it didn't ask me to do that when I tested the download. Maybe I can make the file smaller, and host it here?

    ps, added link via GoogleDrive.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2019
  4. KI4ZUQ

    KI4ZUQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nah, me neither! What airplane is that in your avatar?
  5. WJ4U

    WJ4U Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's a PDF not software. I scanned the file and it came back clean.
  6. WA7ARK

    WA7ARK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Piper PA22/20 "Pacer". My wife's airplane. She lets me fly it because I fix it.
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  7. NN4RH

    NN4RH Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I get this reported from my malware software when I try to download the PDF:

  8. WA7ARK

    WA7ARK Ham Member QRZ Page

    The Google drive link should be fine... I created the .pdf from Open Office just today.
  9. KV6O

    KV6O Ham Member QRZ Page

    Looks pretty good. You might want to touch on connections - buried acorns aren't going to cut it. Single shot cadwelds are cheap and fun!

    Your hand drawing only shows a rod, I'd maybe show a wire heading off the page and call it your Ground System. Another showing the other services all tied to this Ground System (cable, phone, netural, etc.) would be good, required by code, and would help drive home the buried ground system concept. The more wire and rods you have in the ground, the lower the impedance.
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  10. WA7ARK

    WA7ARK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yeah, I first made those slides 15years ago. I am planning on updating it. That is why I posted it here..., to get feedback.

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