As the temperature drops and we dry out for the Winter months, my wife's car especially has static discharge problems as we leave the vehicle. I plan on mounting a grounding strap on the frame of the vehicle to minimize the issue but the process made me start thinking about grounding my vehicle as well for other reasons.
Because of our hobby, I'm guessing that our chances of a lightning strike are going to be higher than an average individual.
That being the case...
- I'm wondering of there's anything that we can do to ground the automobile any more than normal so that we don't lose our electronic equipment?
- Antennas mounted on the vehicle are probably going to take the strike and is there anything we can do to better channel the energy so that it takes an easier ground path than through our equipment like we do on our homes?
- Does a grounding strap lessen the chances of a direct strike?
Has anyone studied this in any depth?
TIA for any education you might provide...