Strange behaviour of Perseus >>> static dissipation
- In northern Michigan we're familiar with snow induced antenna charge buildup in the winter, and of course, rain induced charge the rest of the year. In addition to gas tube arrestors, I installed a 3.3 megohm resistor as a static dissipator using a coaxial tee.
The idea was courtesy of:
http://oh7ug.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=344:stat.In case yahoo strips out the URL, search for OH7UG.
A couple years ago my tower mounted vertical harvested enough charge during the buildup to a storm that the open coax end arced over in a regular rhythm. I was doing some antenna work and had carelessly left it unterminated on the shop floor. I guess I hypot tested that coax...