[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
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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