surge protector for antenna?

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  1. PeterK

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    I have every thing running through a monster surge protector, including my satelite and antenna coaxial ins. My problem is that there are three little wires that I hook into the antenna box which controls the rotation of the antenna. I have no way of running this through the surge supressor that I can see. What I would like to know is, is the a chance that if lightning striked and came down that control wire and into the antenna box, would it then transfer from the 3 wire control wire to the coaxial out and right into my tv? I hadn't even thought about that being a problem until I started hooking it in. Will this be a problem? or would a power surge not go into the coax from that antenna box, just down the wire and to the antenna rotator remote?
    I hope i've made some sense [​IMG]
     
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    anyone?
     
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    Peter,

    There’s not a surge protector in the world that will protect you from a direct lightning strike.

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