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General VHF/UHF Lightning Arrestor Considerations

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A high-level summary is presented here in quick, bulleted form.  More details are provided below. It is important to understand that the recommendations for lightning arrestors apply to any simplex FM station, whether it is used for voice or data communications.



DC Blocking vs. Non-DC Blocking Arrestors


Inductor vs. Gas Discharge Tube


Suitability for DC Grounded Antennas vs. Non-DC Grounded Antennas




Notes on Some Specific Arrestors in Use



The following references include more information about lightning protection, including how to properly ground your station.

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