[time-nuts] Lightning arrestors for GPSDO antenna

Bob Camp kb8tq at n1k.org
Thu Oct 16 20:01:29 EDT 2014


There are a number of them on the auction sites. They are fairly specific in terms of frequency band and application.


> On Oct 16, 2014, at 7:34 PM, Dave M <dgminala at mediacombb.net> wrote:
> I'm looking for effective coaxial lightning arrestors for my GPSDO antennas.
> I've seen several types; those completely enclosed in a one-piece metal 
> enclosure (no replaceable components) and those having a replaceable gas 
> discharge tube seem to predominate the list.
> I'm looking closely at the gas discharge tube types, and am curious as to 
> their effectiveness and durability.  I'd like to know stuff like; are they 
> effective in dissipating a static charge, how do I know when the gas tube 
> needs to be replaced, are the gas tubes of a special type, are replacement 
> gas tube easily available, etc.
> I'm interested in opinions and experiences with arrestors and 
> recommendations for which type is most effective.
> Thanks for comments,
> Dave M 
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