I found this on the floor at an old transmitter site:
Since it appears to be discarded, I ignored the dire warnings and opened it up to look inside:
This is is a DC blocked lightning surge suppressor designed for 890-980 MHz, 750 watts maximum. The two parallel wires represent a capacitor, coupling the radio to the antenna, the inductor acts as an RF block to the gas discharge tubes. The design is such that the inductor acts to block the normal in use radio frequencies but will allow the 10-30 KHz lightning pulse to pass to the gas discharge tubes thence to ground. The inductor and gas discharge tubes are on the antenna side of the unit. I measured these units with a DVM and they all appear to be good.
My only comment on this unit is that there is no effort to maintain the transmission line impedance. At the upper end of the UHF spectrum, this can lead to return loss and wasted power. For a receive application, it may not be so bad, but for a transmitter, I would rather use something else.
For lower VHF frequencies, something like this can be DIY fabricated with minimal expense and effort. The case must be bonded to the station ground.