Rag Chew Net 2019-04-02 / Lightning Protection and Grounding

Timestamp Callsign Checkin Type Location Notes
2019-04-03 00:46:06.319154 AF5CC CheckIn Central Lawton ground rod to antenna tuner / no problems with lightening
2019-04-03 00:46:01.572053 K5BDW ReCheck Duncan in duncan / advanced storm spotter webinar / 147.330 / each leg of the tower is grounded / unplug when storms come
2019-04-03 00:45:55.505932 KK5QS CheckIn Marlow two down rods on the tower, 1 foot diameter lightening loop under the antenna / unplug when storms are coming
2019-04-03 00:28:43.098836 NG7P CheckIn East Lawton got 3 8 foot ground rods, all around the house, one of which is the service entrance / all tied together and each other service ground
2019-04-03 00:28:36.648044 K9DCB CheckIn Central Lawton 443.60 color code 4 for the lawton DMR /
2019-04-03 00:28:26.956902 N5XTR CheckIn Devol got a ground rod for the shack, shunt coil on the vertical antenna / unplug when storms approach / the wife is also well trained to disconnect antennas / have lost one radio to lightening, twice / shut off breakers in the shack and disconnect power / from the 11 meter days, disconnect antennas and stick the end in a mason jar, supposed to stop lighting arcs
2019-04-03 00:27:46.847721 K5BDW CheckIn Duncan CIO
2019-04-03 00:27:37.184006 WA5RR CheckIn Burkeburnett watch out for lightening with an 8 foot ground rod right outside the window, solid copper wire to a grounding bus. LIghetning arestors at the feed through the window, disconnect antennas when a storm approaches / need laweton DMR repeater details
2019-04-03 00:27:19.541264 KD5TDK CheckIn Duncan CIO
2019-04-03 00:21:05.524178 KG5ICZ CheckIn Hwy 49 and Stoney Point Road in Comanche County Net Control / Topic: Lightning Protection and Grounding your station

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