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Lightning protection

Lightning protection is only applied at the building level, like connection of the antenna pole to the existing lightning protection system. This means that there are no special surge protectors used in the antenna cables. The chance that lightning strikes in the Netherlands is so small compared to the cost of the arrestors and the problems associated with them (like insertion loss and the protection level they provide) that the risk of getting the (low cost) equipment damaged by lightning is acceptable.

Rudi van Drunen 2003-04-08