Jackson County Amateur Radio Field Day 2014

I recently joined the local Amateur Radio club and participated in their annual Field Day. During this 24 hour period, groups and individuals demonstrate their ability to operate using in some cases emergency power such as generators or alternate energy sources. They build/assemble antennas in non standard locations away from their permanent locations. ┬áThey may […]

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Lightning Protection

Last summer we took a direct lightning hit on my dipole antenna. The antenna was tied between two trees with the midpoint about 7 feet above the ground. Needless to say, we suffered major damage to appliances,computers,networking equipment and TV’s. Oddly enough it did NOT hit my 50 foot tower located about 40 feet away. […]

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