Changes to lightning protection at VK2RAY
Lightning protection has been moved from inside the container to an ideal “bulkhead” installation. Several reasons – this gets the cable entry on the other side of the mast where we don’t have to avoid it while raising or lowering the mast, it gives us about 500 mm or so more slack to raise the mast a little further, and it puts the lightning protection in the best possible position – exactly at the entry into the building.
I drilled a hole that the connector just cleared and removed paint off the outside where the toothed washer will make a good connection. The cable has been sealed on the outside with silicon self-amalgamating tape.
Ross – VK2DGY