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Subject: [TowerTalk] Stealth Wire Vertical
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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 18:33:47 -0800 (PST)
Good evening.

A quick comment. Having started a couple of fires in my time with wire 
stealth antennas, I did learn about high voltage points, as well as having 
insulation rubbed through by tree branches. Some locations on an antenna 
are obviously high voltage points, such as the ends of a half wave 
dipole. The ends of radials for verticals can also be high. These high 
voltage points need to be well insulated and away from combustible 
materials. The insualtion rubbing away is another point well taken.

Just don't ask me about starting our roof/eve on fire back in Minnesota 
during a contest from a broken open wire feeder. Oops.

Have a good day and 73,
                        Tom, N6BT
                        Force 12 Antennas and Systems
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