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Lightning Detection/Warning. #515806
9th May 2011 2:12pm
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An oddball question maybe..... You can get warning of the approach of a lightning storm by off-tuning your radio. I need as much warning as possible in order to undo guy wires and lower a large telescopic mast. A friend said off-tune on LW rather than MW or VHF. Does it make that much of a difference ?

Anyone any ideas ??

I live in a very exposed and elevated position ! The mast itself is earthed by a HEAVY copper cable going to a deep earth rod. The mast is OK in the event of a blat, but the electrogubbins at the masthead run by cable into the house. I want to get the mast down ASAP just in case.

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Seems quite accurate,based down south and just about covers as far north as you need.. happy

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I was high up in a scissor lift today in Morrisons new Brighton, got down off that quick enough when the lighting started smirk

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Originally Posted by MerseyMan
I was high up in a scissor lift today in Morrisons new Brighton, got down off that quick enough when the lighting started smirk


snap i was in one in warrington when it started not the best place to be lol

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Many thanks for your help folks. Appreciated.

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I think that's where I found it in the first place smile

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Originally Posted by MerseyMan
I was high up in a scissor lift today in Morrisons new Brighton, got down off that quick enough when the lighting started smirk

Do you have to wear one of those rock climbing harnesses in a scissor lift? Sorry star, I'm in one of those moods raftl


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