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Old 05-01-2012, 3:50 PM
Gator596 Gator596 is offline
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Location: Niagara Region - Canada
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Default Grounding overkill ?

So I understand that it is virtually impossible to prevent damage from a direct lightning stike to a tower and antenna.
I also understand that grounding is only intended to dissipate the "lesser static charges" that are present during times of "atmospheric electrical activity" away from our radio gear.
The grounding methods indicated from many sources to eliminate the damage from static seem to be VERY thorough. So thorough in fact, that I am left wondering if the methods described will not actually "court", "tease" or otherwhise "entice" lightning to strike towers that have been so thoroughly turned into tall, conductive "lightning rods".
What am I missing here?
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