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Old 06-10-2004, 18:44   #17
uhlawpup
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I was struck back in the mid 80s...or my gear was,anyway. Had an old 2 meter rig hooked to a two meter antenna whose name escapes me because I'm having a senior moment. Lighting hit the antenna, melted the square tuning link round, blew the knobs off the two meter rig, fried my Swan 700CX, inducted into a dead piece of coax in the drywall, which writhed back and fort bowing out the sheetrock in the radio room and the adjacent bathroom, and finally exited through the tub. The EM pulse took out my TV, telephone answering machine and intercom.

For this I got several thousand dollars for home repair and a (then) brand new Kenwood TS940SAT.

God Bless State Farm!
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