Has anyone had experience, or knows from first principles, whether installing a G5RV or dipole BELOW a "lightning-rod" in such a manner would serve as a means of discouraging direct lightning strikes onto your dipole:
A "lightning rod" is some distance above the highest point of the G5RV, and has a ground wire that avoids coming near to the dipole.
Such that the "lightning rod" is connected to a ground wire which goes directly to its own ground-rod which has been attached to its own dedicated ground-spike.
With some hope that lightning, should it strike above your QTH, would hit the "rod" above the G5RV and most of the current would travel down the ground wire.
The lightning rod is about 5 feet above the dipole, and is supported from below by fiberglass pole.
There are no other antenna towers or tall metal objects within 100 feet of the above.
The antenna wire and antenna coax do not come within 4 feet of the ground wire, the air gap is intended to discourage lightning jumping from the lightning rod to the antenna. The ground wire is installed with a sloping section to avoid coming near to the G5RV or dipole.
Is the above a reasonable thing? Is it worth doing? Assume that the G5RV or dipole has a lightning arrestor attached to its coax feed line in the usual manner, and that this "lightning rod" is a secondary protective feature.
Here's a sample scenario for the sake of criticism/critique: