Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:30 AM
Grounding the dish slightly INCREASES the chance of a direct strike. The presence of a relatively microscopic static charge has absolutely nothing to do with attracting lightning.
Besides, if the dish is installed correctly minus the ground wire, there is probably no static charge on it. The dish is still grounded because it's in contact with the LNA, and the LNA is grounded via the shielding in the cables. That shielding is then hopefully tied to house ground within the receiver.
But hey, if the OP can get someone to pay for it, more power to him (sorry about the pun).
Thank you. Glad you could explain it better.
I think grounding is important for many factors with equipment.
But Lightning, nope it doesn't take Direct or indirect strikes to fry equipment. Best defence unplug your electric and cables and stop being lazy and expecting someone else to pay for it all the time.
If your dish is hit you might want to call the fire department!
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