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Old 4-Feb-2011, 1:54 AM   #24
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You are reminding me of another reason I dislike rotators.

The reality is that vendors of rotators will instruct you to use some form of discharge or grounding protection but few seem to produce or sell such a thing. Here are two choices: and the design by Eagle Aspen that sends control signals and power via the coax. (I have heard mixed reviews for the E. A. rotator)

Telco provides this type of protection every day using several different versions of this: The challenge is to find a retail source. Graybar is a possible source. (A traditional phone line will operate at a maximum of 52 VDC when idle, 'ringing' applies 90 VAC between the two conductors. Not that much different than rotator power and control.)
If the well is dry and you don't see rain on the horizon, you'll need to dig the hole deeper. (If the antenna can't get the job done, an amp won't fix it.)

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