[time-nuts] Cutler NAA on 24.0kHz....

Kenneth G. Gordon kgordon2006 at frontier.com
Sat Aug 16 12:44:49 EDT 2014


On 16 Aug 2014 at 12:31, paul swed wrote:

> I wonder why? And I complain about my antennas.


>     It turns out that Cutler has a much-bigger-than-usual problem with 
>     lightning...

Well, apparently, first of all, Cutler is situated in what turns out to be an 
especially lightning-prone area of the country. Secondly, apparently the very 
high RF field "encourages" ligntning strikes to the antenna system.

I read about this in a paper concerning the insulators used on that, and 
other, Navy antennas.

The MTBF of failure for those insulators is phenomenal: something like 1700 
years at worst-case.

I'll try to find that paper again and post the link for those interested.

Kenneth G. Gordon W7EKB

"Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway."--- John   Wayne




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