Lightning Strike at W1UJR

Todd, KA1KAQ ka1kaq at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 12 10:09:08 EDT 2006

Posted this on the AM reflector but thought others might find it
interesting also. Apologies for duplicate posts:

Last night when Bruce called me with his usual "Guess what?" I figured
he'd found another old piece of National gear at a yard sale or
antique shop. WRONG! Instead he told me he'd taken a lightning hit in
grand style, from a strong afternoon storm yesterday.

Fortunately the damage was restricted to lightweight SS crap like his
modem, telephones, and an ICOM amp. Tube gear all survived FB. Spoke
with Bruce on 3885 this morning just before work, and he sounded like
his normal(?) self.

If you have any doubt about the power of lightning, take a gander:

Having been there and eyeballed that tree, I can tell you that the
pics don't do its size justice. It's also a fair distance (30-40')
from the driveway, where debris landed.

Absolutely incredible...

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