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[TowerTalk] Does insurance pay the ham owner/installer?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Does insurance pay the ham owner/installer?
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 09:05:02 -0400
At 11:12 PM 6/17/98 -0400, K4VUD wrote:
>Got directly contradictory replies:  some said insurance will pay the
>owner/reinstaller and others said not (but WOULD pay a third party
>I like the idea of a pro installer, but have never seen that kinda guy
>install as well or as carefully as the owner/ham---  especially if the
>"pro installer" is not a ham.
>I remember the cable guy kicking dirt and grass blades over the cable tv
>drop in my back yard and calling it "installed."  And, then there was the
>hand-twisted-together and taped coaxial cable splice out there.
>73, K4VUD

Charlie, at least one of the responses I read seemed to be based on a
misunderstanding of your query. I think the respondent was not saying that
they would pay you, but that they would pay you for the services of a

The tower/antenna professionals hereabouts -- not talking about cable guys
-- are both more knowledgeable and more careful by far than the average
ham, particularly when it comes to reliability considerations.  After all,
they spend most of their time working on installations where 100 percent
up-time is worth money, and the cost of liability for failures is profound. 

73,  Pete Smith N4ZR
In wild, wonderful, fairly rare WEST Virginia

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