Residential lightning strikes, a statistical question

Discussion in 'Amplitude Modulation' started by WB2CAU, Mar 27, 2021.

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  1. AI3V

    AI3V Ham Member QRZ Page

    A antenna, or "lightning rod", properly "grounded" will increase the odds of a strike.

    This is due to the improved conductivity of the lightning rod as the upward leader starts.

    When the downward stepped leader meets the upward leader, the current increases tremendously,

    Look carefully at the many upward leaders.

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  2. AI3V

    AI3V Ham Member QRZ Page

    Actually late in life Ben wrote that lightning rods "worked", not by preventing strikes, but by providing a positive (safer) path to ground.

    The only place I have found the quote os in Martin Umans book "all about lightning"

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  3. KD2ACO

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  4. W0RIO

    W0RIO Ham Member QRZ Page

    YouTube suggested a few fun videos of lightning captured at high frame rates, amazing stuff.


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