An informative 3 part article on lighting protection published in ARRL's QST Magazine
Lightning Protection for the Amateur Station
by Ron Block, KB2UYT
In part one Lightning protection can be a serious issue for amateurs. In part one, the author leads us through the process of developing a protection plan.
In part two the author discusses the characteristics of lightning and the hazard
it presents to the amateur, and presents a method of preparing a schematic of
a protection plan. This installment also shows us how to design a protective installation and what type of protection is needed.
In part three the author shows how to develop a good external ground system to complete your station’s protection.