Tek Roo (tekroo) wrote in furryhams,
Tek Roo

In The Air Tonight

I have a Hustler 5BTV (five band trap vertical) antenna out by the garden that isn't connected to my Amateur Radio equipment because I haven't gotten around to burying radials and stuff. It just sticks up in the air about 40 feet and does little else until an electrical storm comes around. I have a storm about ten miles from me right now and the antenna itself is collecting enough potential from the air that it's arcing over to the grounded bracket.

As the arcing got faster and faster and the storm got closer, I decided that was a VERY bad place to be standing! Indoors now enjoying my fourth bottle of O'Dell's Five Barrel of the day and relaxing from all that gardening while thinking up some way to harness this energy!

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