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Lightning/surge Arrest Question

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kc8qln

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Hello,

I have a small RS 20-176 antenna on my roof with a 5 foot mast (which is grounded). I used 25 ft of RG6 Quad Shield with an F type connector & adaptor on each end.

As far as "in line" surges & lightning arresting goes, can I use the COAX surge protection offered by the MONSTER power strips or APC Back up units?

They have coax surge protection in F type termination, which is offered for TV's I assume.

Would this be considered

(1) Good idea
(2) "better than nothing"... or
(3) A really bad idea

Thanks for your input.
 
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