[time-nuts] Lightning strikes vs GPS antennas

bg at lysator.liu.se bg at lysator.liu.se
Sun Jul 4 18:00:51 EDT 2010


Hi Mike,

You might get something, browsing the two sites below.

    http://gpsnetworking.com

    http://www.gpssource.com


--

   Björn


> Time-Nutters--
>
> The 5-year Flash Density Map of the USA provided by
> the National Weather Service indicates that my county
> here in N. Central Florida experiences "16 and up"
> strikes/sq-km/year.
>
> < http://www.weather.gov/os/lightning/images/map.pdf >
>
> Experience bears this out...
>
> I live on 6 heavily wooded acres and have had at least
> 6 trees struck and killed somewhere on my property
> over the last several years.
>
> I make it a faithful practice to disconnect antennas
> from any gear during the frequent thunderstorms we
> experience.
>
> I have considered fastening a GPS antenna on the end of
> a 12 foot fiberglass pole and installing it in the top
> of one of the trees next to my workshop building so that
> it has a clear 360 deg sky view down to within a few
> degrees of the horizon.
>
> It would be nice to come up with some way to use fiber
> optics to isolate the GPS antenna from the receiver.
> Coming up with a solar panel and battery to isolate the
> antenna and RF preamp power is no big deal but coming up
> with a way to isolate the RF via fiber is more problematic.
>
> Any thoughts/comments on this...?
>
> Thanks!!
>
> Mike Baker
> Micanopy, FL
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