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09-13-2012 11:21 AM #1
Hypothetical question regarding lightning
I live in a apartment & my dish is and has always been unable to be grounded. Therefore when I'm at home and notice flashes of lightning or even loud claps of thunder I unplug the coaxial connection inside. This of course is the connection to the dish itself. With that clarification out of the way...
When the storms clear and I screw it back on is their any risk? I've never given this much thought before and would appreciate your feedback.My radio show - the BLEND broadcasting every Thursday noon-2pm & Friday 7-9p cst. Check it out at www.btrtheblend.webs.com OR www.spreaker.com/user/btrtheblend.
09-13-2012 12:20 PM #2
Well our meterologists warn us if you can hear thunder there is a possibility of a strike. Unless your dish is higher than the roof of the apartment your odds of a strike decrease.
09-13-2012 12:29 PM #3
I believe the grounding of your Dish has more to do with static electricity than lightning.
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09-13-2012 12:52 PM #4
On the off chance that your dish could be struck, I sure wouldn't want to be holding the end of the cable.
09-13-2012 04:01 PM #5
09-13-2012 05:35 PM #6