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FYI: The Rangemaster antenna loading toroidal coil has separate primary and secondary windings with one end of the secondary ‘cold side’ being the ground connection. Any static is automatically bled off by the low resistance of the coil. The gas discharge tube installed on the ‘hot side’ acts as a very fast short to ground if a voltage exceeding the breakdown of the tube is present; a good ground is important for this to work well. Is this gas discharge tube really needed here? I have seen LOWFER transmitter configurations which only use the bleed resistor for keeping static under control and no gas discharge tube at all. Any comments?