ACARES Monthly Meeting -- June 13th at 7:00pm -- Cherry Creek Schools Educational Services Center

 

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Thunder = Lightning

Shelter

Indoors away from windows & electrical

IN Vehicle

Low spot

no trees

Radio

Again: thunder = lightning

Also radio interference distant? FM?

Power lines

 

Antennas

Disconnect – Careful where – can jump

Best to ground

Lightning Arrestors – Alpha Delta - Cartridge

Switches – ground position

DC grounded – eg, ringo

 

Ground

Ground rod(s) best

Water pipe – second

Gas pipe – no

NEC says tie all together

Lightning different from RF

Lightning = high voltage and current

RF = low current, generally low voltage

Length sensitive - resonance

can have hot spots

best single point, no daisy chain also for lightning.