Re: Air as an insulator ...


Kevin Lemon
 

On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 12:28 PM, 'John Etling' john@... [070]
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You are perfectly making my point spot on… If air is such a great insulator, what will prevent the lightening from jumping a 1” gap of a glass fuse?

 

… I’m just sayin’

 

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John Etling

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From: Jerry n9avy@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 11:54
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Subject: [070] Air as an insulator ...

 

 

I seriously doubt this theory.  Where I once lived just outside Chicago,  Had an 4BTV with radials mounted on roof of house.  Spring storms came around and I ran to basement to disconnect antenna while lightning was all around.  After antenna was disconnected and coax was hanging 6 feet above basement floor, I watched a big, blue arc go from coax to basement floor. 

 

Doubt that air is a good insulator.

 

Jerry  N9AVY

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