The cost of lightning damage is increasing every day as our changing weather patterns produce more intense storms of all types. Many, if not most, of those storms are accompanied by lightning. Those of us in the communications business recognize that our antennas often serve as a community lightning rod as they draw down lightning that might otherwise go to a tree.
incredible thing is that virtually every tower site I see is not properly
grounded. Presumably this may be the
result of improper planning, inadequate budgets or lack of training by both the
user and the installer. It doesn't have
to be that way.
years ago an excellent book was published on the subject of lightning
protection. It is a worthwhile read for
wireless communications technicians as well as users. It is available on line by clicking here.
Check it out. It could save you a LOT
of money! There are other things we can tell you about that can save you money including the availability of a brand new coaxial cable lightning protector. Call us anytime at 800.489.2611.