Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ham Radio Question and Answer on StackExchange

There is a great little Ham Radio community just getting started at

If you are a programmer, you know about, a site that is absolutely wonderful for asking and answering questions about programming.  Well, there's now a StackExchange site for everything under the sun.  Math?   Check. Science Fiction. Check.   Ham Radio? Of course!

Check it out.  here's a question I asked yesterday:

How can I get adequate lightning protection for my G5RV or dipole sloped antenna?

The answer was not what I expected. I thought that perhaps multiple ground paths, including a lighting rod would help.   One of the answers even has a nice circuit diagram drawn up on the spot by the person answering.