Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ottawa (Stittsville), ON, OTA (DB4e & VHF-HI folded dipole, AP-2870 pre-amp in Attic), MythTV HTPC
The other thing to remember is a direct strike is unlikely. Much more likely is a near miss, which can still cause major havoc if your system isn't grounded properly. A lightning strike on a nearby tree, house, pole, etc. can induce a large current in your antenna, mast and wires. This current should be directed to ground.
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