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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Lightning Strike on the Washington Monument



Here in the DC area, the monument is very frequently in view.  I have been up to the observation deck.  We were here for the earthquake that damaged the structure.   On Thursday night someone made a good video of lightning hitting the monument.  

This particular storm was flashing through my window, and was visible during a Zoom class through the windows of persons elsewhere in the area.  

This lightning storm took out one of NA5B's amazing Web SDR receivers.  I think it was only the LF receiver.  I am sure Mehmet will have it back on-line soon.  

Here is an article on the topic: 

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a32781804/watch-lightning-strike-washington-monument/

1 comment:

  1. Huh... that was quick!
    His site says: "LIGHTNING DAMAGE REPAIRED. The LW-MW Receiver is back to normal. A damaged FET has been replaced in the active LF antenna unit (05Jun2020)"

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