Currently I am evaluating options for my antenna's in regards to lightning protection.
My setup is a physical disconnect of all my antennas using an outside "patch panel". So every time I power up my station, I have to go outside and physically connect the antenna feeds to a patch panel which brings the feed inside.
Theoretically this is probably the best protection, however it is getting a bit of a nuisance. So I am looking at alternatives. [emphasis added, due to comments]
One of the obvious choices would be a lightning protector, there are various models and types, and there is plenty of information available.
However I have found an Antenna Disconnect product which seems to be a good fit as well.
The link provided is only an example, there are others. Or even "home brew" circuitry which can be found by searching using a search engine.
My question: what would be the theoretical disadvantages of such a disconnect system ?
[edit 1] I am not in a high-risk strike area, however we do have 2-3 lightning storms annually. Direct strikes have not occurred in a 10-km radius for the last 10-years (which is obviously not a guarantee that they can not occur)
[edit 2] I am aware of electrical code.
Any comments welcome.