ahha thats fine i think i will replace the omni
there was no surge protector
i installed now surge protector but i istalled it upside down is that will effect? the bulkhead side to antenna using N Bulkhead to N
Remember that a surge protector will not protect you against a *DIRECT* strike. NOTHING
will protect your equipment from a direct strike.
What the surge protector will save you from is near by strikes.
We had a Hyperlink 15dB omni get hit directly once, several years ago. It was hooked to a 1W hyperlink amplifier and Orinoco AP-1000 access point.
It fried ALL of the equipment, and actually blew the collinear element sideways out through the fiberglass body! Straight out the side! We keep the antenna around just to show people what can happen in a direct lightning strike.
And for the record, I'd replace everything on the tower. Cables, pigtails, CAT5. Everything.
Once you've been hit, you can never trust anything that's up there - the next time you have a problem, you'll be wondering "Well, this was up here in the strike - maybe it failed? or maybe that failed?". You'll save yourself a lot of time and headache just replacing the whole thing.