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Re: In Line Surge Protectors for Satellite Receivers
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Subject: Re: In Line Surge Protectors for Satellite Receivers
From: Mark Johnson <linkupsat@icloud.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 11:49:10 -0500
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In the 1980s I had a Microphase SCPC audio receiver at a FSU Seminole affiliate WAUC in Wauchula, FL. The ground strap that we connected our receiver to apparently went out of the equipment rack and directly under the carpet.  About 2 or 3 feet under the carpet the strap simply was left loose.

There was 1/2 coax between the LNA and receiver.  The lightning strike apparently arced from the metal building through the outer conductor to the center conductor.  Tearing a huge hole in the 1/2 line.  The LNA and connector were blackened. The 1/2 coax was black 2 inches from the connector.  The Microphase receiver’s RF front end was burnt. The rack screws were “welded” to the rack and had to be cut out.  The entire receiver excluding the chassis was useless.  Even the chassis showed arcing at the point of the rack screws mounting to the rack.


Mark Johnson
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On Jul 31, 2017, at 11:37 AM, John Stortz <ka4flx@gmail.com> wrote:

Just curious: Have you [or anybody] ever had the front end of a satellite receiver blow up from lightning? Under what circumstances?

John S.

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On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 11:43 AM, Steve Tuzeneu <stuzeneu@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Guys:

Other than Dawnco, where do you buy your in-line surge protectors for satellite receivers?  I'm looking for a little box with (female) F connectors on each end.

Like everyone else on this list, I'm looking for "the most bang for the buck."

Thanks!
Steve

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