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PolyPhaser: Tower Strikes & Solutions

Tower Strikes & Solutions

Most sites in use today separate the coax cables from the tower and route them toward the building entrance panel at a relatively high point on the tower, typically 8 to 15 feet above the tower base. This practice is the single most damaging source of lightning energy directed toward the equipment.

Chapter 1 discussed the best way to reduce coax cable shield currents directed toward the equipment: Take the coax cables to the base of the tower and ground the shields there, routing them at ground level or below to an entrance panel at ground level.

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