I'm not 100% sure, but my first inclination would be no. If lightning hits your tower and the equipment/tower is not properly grounded with surge suppression in place, it will get blown, whether it is powered up or not. Current is still going to flow through the radio; it just won't make it out
I am not worried about lightning strikes because I cannot stop that. Mostly the part where stuff catches on fire. The problem seems to lie in the fact that I have an 11ft tall omni that is the second tallest thing on the tower and it sucks in static like a vaccum and takes out the RF side.
PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Brian Rohrbacher Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2006 1:35 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Lightning hits I am not worried about lightning strikes because I cannot stop that. Mostly the part where stuff catches on fire. The problem seems
Hey Brian, You should have a lightning arrestor between the antenna and radio, well grounded to the tower, also an arrestor between the radio and your red barn, well grounded. That should protect the radio as well as can be. 7/1/05, my tower was hit, I had all the arrestors in place, and well