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Author Topic: Lightning rod?  (Read 1724 times)
N9TLU
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« on: April 05, 2012, 11:17:58 AM »

Does anyone really put those things on top of the masts anymore?  I usually just see the tower itself being grounded. Since the antenna(s) and mast have a mechanical connection to the tower, isn't grounding it (the tower) enough?
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KCJ9091
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012, 02:32:23 PM »

The Motorola R56 manual, the manual the specifies site construction specifications, requires a lighting rod be the highest point on the tower structure.  Antennas cannot be equal to or higher than the rod.
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K9KJM
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2012, 10:29:51 PM »

Most all commercial towers have a lightning rod at the top when installed new, The latest ones are now blunt (Rounded) tip, As opposed to the former sharp tip (Franklin style) of years past.

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