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Default lightning strike damage

On 21/04/2021 00:09, whisky-dave wrote:
On Tuesday, 20 April 2021 at 23:27:45 UTC+1, SH wrote:
On 20/04/2021 23:05, whisky-dave wrote:
while I remember, I said I'd post these previously.

any piccys of the point at which the lightning made contact? (I presume
the TV aerial?)

well I wasn't getting on the roof !, but no the phono connector on the aerial lead blew off and
the pin had embedded itself in the carpet leaving a burn mark. photos 2&3
According to 6 or so neighbours/ virginmedia engineers the lightning struck the outside cable box serving a few houses
and there was a few virginmedia guys outside replacing customer TiVos, didn't seem to affect the telephone system
or the mains CU unit box.

Hmmmm as I understood it, the VM cabinets are on the pavements, You'd
think teh lighting strike would be more likely to strike a TV aerial or
Satellite dish than a VM roadside cabinet?

My internet is coincidentally fibre to the hope product so I have some
"insulation" should the telecoms structure gets hit. (we use internet
for TV viewing like netwflix, disney, iplayer ITV hub etc)