Our Next Meeting is Wednesday, August 23rd

Lightning Protection

EMP Solutions will give us a presentation on the physics of lightning and ways to protect broadcast facilities from them. The basic concepts will be of interest to Ham Radio operators and homeowners with OTA antennas. . The following is an outline of topics covered:
  • Thunderstorm days/year by region, lightning strikes and tower height

  • Typical lightning rod protection & grounding issues

  • The costs of attracting lightning strikes, how grounding is not totally effective, how existing standards work against us

  • The solution is to prevent lightning strikes and methods to do so

  • A number of case studies will be presented and how to do a site survey

Dutch Treat Dinner 5:30 PM
Culvers Frozen Custard
2102 W. Beltline (north frontage road)
Madison, WI
(no reservation - just gather together)

Meeting and Program at 7:00 PM
Wisconsin Public Broadcasting Center
3319 W. Beltline Hwy
Madison, WI

Visitors and Guests Always Welcome

Contact the Program Committee with your future program ideas:

Steve Paugh (608)274-3447


Aug 23

Lightning Protection

Sep 21


Oct 11

Broadcasters Clinic

Nov 15

Broadcast IP for Production

Dec 5

Holiday Dinner at Maple Tree