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WHAT IF there is a professionally installed lightning rod up on the roof, and one grounded their transmitter to that ground wire. Would the transmitter than actually become a lightning rod?
Actually Carl, I spoke on this before. If you’ll take a look at this picture; http://poshposy.net/pier.jpg – See the octagon shaped roof of the pier?.. My original Rangemaster was mounted on the very center point, and grounded to the existing ground system which ran down each section of that octagon. And there were 8 little 2 foot spikes protruding up from each grounding cable about halfway up the roof.. (lighting rods).
So in essence the transmitters ground was also a huge circular elevated ground plane consisting of eight 3/4 inch copper cables..
I suppose that is why I was getting a clear strong signal in excess of 5 miles at only 100mw! – It is also probably why I had to send the transmitter back after a few months to have the lighting protection gas tube replaced.. It seems to me that my transmitter did indeed become a lighting rod.
By the way, this new location I’m considering is exactly 1 block away from my original location on the pier.
And David, are you suggesting to try a metal roof and not ground the transmitter to anything?.. I thought that was dangerous.