What can I do to prevent lightning damage with this device? Answered
I'm planning on building the device specified here: http://www.eham.net/articles/9272
I want to place it about thirty-forty feet above the ground, between two large trees. This would be above the power lines in my area, and also above most everything else besides the trees themselves. This seems to pose a significant risk of having lightning strike it. I don't want to have to put it up and take it down every time there is a storm (nor am I always here when there is one). Is there any way to make this safe from a lightning strike?
P.S. I know this works--one of my friends works for Honeywell and, when asked whether or not this was true, he explained that they have had conferences, lectures, etc. about the problem of static buildup on power lines. My line length would be around 200-300 feet long, which is certainly not anywhere near the miles that many HV hydroelectric lines in my area run for, but it is still quite long.