Theft and lightning bring down Gibsonia 145.290+ Reported by WA3UQD

I found the source of the receive problem on the Gibsonia node 145.290+.

Thieves stole the window bars (they where galvanized steel & not copper) from the base of the tower and the outside of the shelter. There is currently no ground on the feedline. Lightning appears to have damaged the receiver. In order to prevent additional damage, I am going to completely shutdown the RF equipment and disconnect the antenna until the window bars are replaced by the site manger. When the repairs to the grounding system are completed I will make repairs to the node and return it to service.

Thank You for your patience