As a young mechanic (that was NOT last year
) I used to help my brother in law who owns his own radio business when things were slow. That oughta be a hint, when's the last time things were slow, and back then, people would shut down jobs in a rough winter cause production would drop so bad....... but I digress.
One of his customers had him install a dish. This customer lived on an old strip job, a place where they knocked down a mountain for the coal, and what used to be straight up is now a 40 acre flat level surface, frankly a beautiful place, but prone to lightning.
Like all radio installers, he ignored/did not understand the ground system. He had been struck by lightning 3 times when I got there.
All was grounded like normal, two rods at the house, simple coax and control to dish... I said normal, not legal.
Using his equipment (ya don't buy a 40 acre flat mountain top in coal country bagging groceries for a living) I trenched in a ground ring around the house, pulled in a #6 from the dish, drove a rod at the dish, and put suppressors on service, well pump, and dish. Viola, no more problems.
This is an extreme example, he was the tallest thing for 3 counties, but he never had problems with lightning damage again.
Hee hee, also taught some people some things about cad welds, LONG before they were code legal. BTW, of course, Don has the code correct, so I need not bother requoting.