You should be safe if you keep a bright orange lanyard attached to the tower
at all times. The hawk will quickly see the lanyard and realize that he
probably cannot carry you off. Faced with the necessity to either eat you
there or leave you alone, he will likely opt for the latter, at least for
several hours, until he gets hungry enough to try it. This should give you
enough time to make your antenna adjustments, but do try to hurry as these
hawks can be somewhat unpredictable. Good luck.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Grant" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2001 7:23 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Hawks
> I haven't been subscribing to TowerTalk until now, so I apologize if this
> has been covered before...
> Two hawks have taken up residence in the woods somewhere in the
> neighborhood. These are serious birds - I think they are Red-tailed hawks,
> because that seems to be the most common variety around here (NH).
> seems to be about 5-6 feet and they have big, sharp, nasty-looking hooked
> beaks. They make a screeching sound whenever they are in the trees in our
> yard and I am walking around outside; they are apparently protesting my
> presence on "their" turf.
> I need to make some repairs at the top of my tower. I have seen one of the
> hawks perched on my 40M beam. I think he may think it is HIS beam now.
> Anyone have experience with large predatory birds attacking tower
> Doug, K1DG
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