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Subject: [TowerTalk] more questions
From: (Roger L. Elowitz)
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 1997 14:06:25 -0400
Hi Craig and all,

I believe you are referring to the fact that the poles are impregnated with
creosote or something like that... which IS carcinogenic (isn't everything?)
so they don't want you burning it or burying it where the ground water will
be polluted.  

So, what happens when all those power poles get rained on (not to mention
the millions of railroad ties that were similarly treated) and the rainwater
washes those chemicals into the surrounding soil and eventually the ground
water?  Probably kills the moles... don't you think? Or.... at the very
least.... preserves their little hearts for all eternity?

Regards Craig,

Roger, K2JAS

At 02:42 PM 6/17/97 +0000, you wrote:
>>Does anyone know the cost of buying and setting various wooden
>>telephone/power poles as antenna supports? Probably have to be a used one
>>since I've heard it may cost $3000 for a new one?  Any info would be greatly
>Used to be PSNH (our local power company would let you haul them away. I
>used 6 for my pole barn. However, in a sign of "infinite wisdom" our govt
>(state, Fed, I don't know) has classified them "toxic waste" and you cant do
>that any more. The foreman did say, if they dissappeared overnight, they
>wouldn't pursue whoever took them. I've gotten a bundle of poles from them
>over the years.
>Your utility may not be as "ham-strung" as mine is.
>>I'd still like to hear from anyone out there using a LM470 with an extended
>>mast and stacked antennas - what are your thoughts about how stable and safe
>>it is in 'normal' winds?
>I have a W-67 Tri-ex and I don't think I would stack antennas on a
>crank-up..... Not no way, not no how!
>It is a great tower for the price I paid and what I use it for. When
>installing, make sure you use enuff concrete of the right kind (buy the
>pre-mixed stuff.)
>Have fun. I'd let my budget guide my decisions!
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