Grounding Against Lightning Damage

Dziatkiewicz, Mark
May 2002
Wireless Week;5/13/2002, Vol. 8 Issue 19, p22
Trade Publication
Deals with the importance of the protection of cell sites against lightning damage. Amount of damages caused by lightning strikes in a year; Difficulty in protecting cell sites against lightning damage; Code followed by tower and site builders; Amount of energy discharge delivered by lightning.


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