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Zapping Season Is Upon Us

Lightning is a dangerous threat to broadcast facilities, especially in spring and summer

Broadcasters, especially those in the South and the Midwest, know all too well that lightning is a serious threat to facilities and personnel.

Equipment retailer LBA Group is promoting a line of portable and fixed lightning masts. These masts screw together with fixed-length aluminum pipes and have a tripod base that can be secured with weights, sandbags or heavy sacks.

In addition the series has grounding spikes and cables along with the “air terminal.” The “air terminal” is the bushy metallic device at the top of the mast that dissipates the electrical charges that arise. A nylon bag holds the whole system. These masts are rated top withstand 100 mph winds.

Check out the LBA page for its lightning products here.