Vertical antenna guy cable grounding

Antenna Tower Guy Cables

Proper antenna tower guy cable grounding is critical to lightning safety.

Antenna tower guy cables

Lots of attention is focused on the importance of antenna tower grounding for lightning protection, but the importance of tower guy cable grounding is sometimes overlooked. Lightning takes every possible path to ground when it strikes a tower and lightning that is able to arc long distances through the atmosphere will easily arc across any guy insulators you may have. Will your guy cable grounds be able to safely discharge thousands of amperes of lightning current into the ground or will heat resulting from conduction through a high resistance circuit to ground start a fire or cause other damage?

These guy cables support one of the four KLO 1430 kHz AM transmitting antenna towers located southwest of Layton, Utah.

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