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Re: [IRCA] Gone With the Wind...
- Subject: Re: [IRCA] Gone With the Wind...
- From: Ira Elbert New III <ien3@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 17:16:47 -0400
Thanks! However, it'll take a little more than 18'. It's nice to know it's there when I need it. I'd say the point is about 30' or 40' up. I also need my amateur antenna reconfigured. I might just make a dipole and use it for both listening and transmitting. But...I still need that tall ladder...
Ira Elbert New, IIIWatkinsville, GeorgiaProudly Serving You Since 1964.
> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 22:12:17 -0500
> From: thills@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: irca@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [IRCA] Gone With the Wind...
> Got an 18' ladder if you want to come pick it up ;)
> I had most of a 400' longwire vanish into thin air about 25 years ago.
> Direct lightning hit on 7/22 Copperweld and the biggest chunk I found
> was about 8". Fortunately it was grounded at the house end so the only
> damage other than the antenna could be fixed with a bit of paint.
> Tim Hills
> Sioux Falls, SD
> On 4/26/2012 20:29, Ira Elbert New III wrote:
> > ...with a little help from a riding mower.
> > My 135' Long Wire Antenna is no more. It was down and I didn't see it in time. The mower sucked it up, wrapped it around the blades a couple of times, and then it was no more. It was ripped in two and even ripped from the balun at the feed point.
> > I know I haven't been burning up the dials lately, but I was thinking this year might be different once summer rolled around. Now I need to figure something else out. Anyone have a really tall ladder I can borrow?
> > KI4SYC
> > Ira Elbert New, IIIWatkinsville, GeorgiaProudly Serving You Since 1964.
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