I hope this thread finds you all doing well...
I read this article today:
It claims that a Dynaplate can explode during a lightning
(2/3 down in blue text, "What Should I Not Use?")
I was planning on using the smallest size Dynaplate as an AC ground for my electrical
only, (no radios) and as a lightning
ground from the mast
. I figured I'd run some jacketed copper cable up the inside of the aluminum mast
, possibly even put a copper rod outside at the masthead. Also I would tie in the Galvanic isolator
ground for AC to it as well to eliminate any floating current
Can a Dynaplate explode during a lightning strike when loaded up with current
due to the water
absorption that takes place with these plates??
Because, WOW!! That wouldn't help the situation. Have you heard of this?
And as a post script, for you radio
guys, If I decide to use the Dynaplate for a radio
ground, and decide that I must use another type of High Voltage ground for lightning and AC, is the smallest Dynaplate any good as a SSB
ground on all the different meter wavelengths/antenna tunings? Or, should I buy the middle of the road (Loran C), or the Caddy (SSB big boy?)
The last one is like $350 = cost prohibitive for the amount of time I care to spend making contacts...
? Is anyone seriously still using Loran
(Certainly that last question deserves its own thread!)
Thanks and Happy Sails!