Jerry and the group:
> The wire elements in the Hex Beam and Spideream surely vibrate in the
> wind, on power and phone wires its called Aeolian vibrations, most
> prominent at light winds. http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi1653.htm
> describes it in more detail.
I wondered if there was a name for that effect. Polyrope was indeed my
enemy one 30 below moonlit night out in the Alaskan Bush. I had a
20-foot spruce pole mast attached to a cabin's perlin with a polyrope
halyard running the length of the mast. I thought I was loosing it as I
the entire cabin seemed to resonate with this chilling sound. After I
had been outside a couple of times checking for flying saucers, I
finally figured out the mystery whilst reclining in my bunk. I went
back outside, put the flashlight to the eighth-inch line, touched it -
and the sound stopped! It was the temperature and an ever-so-slight
breeze off the river.
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