Toaster wire - insulated from the elements - from the boom to element tip.
Apply a little juice with a timer every 60 seconds. They would probably even
learn not to sit there anymore after a while.
From: Terry Dunlap [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 1:05 AM
Subject: Re: [Towertalk] Rats with wings!!!
Now this looks like a great business opportunity for some enterprising
guy. Couldn't something be
rigged up to intermittently pump a little current through the antenna and
give the birds a little
shock? (and isolate the expensive rigs at the same time!!!)
I'd sure buy one.....the pigeons are making a mess of my pool deck!!!
73 de Terry KK6T
At 04:19 PM 7/22/2002 -0700, Chris BONDE wrote:
>I had been bothered by the neighbourhood cats!! I bought one of those
>high pressure pump up water pistols.
>The first time I walk out pumping it up, the cat looks at me with a "you
>can't catch me sneer"! I pump up the pisstol then let the poor cat have
>it, all the way across the lot. Almost emptied the pistol on it.
>The second time, it ran away, jumped up in the air trying for a bird, I
>hit it for about 3 seconds during the flight up to the bird.
>The third time, I went out the door pumping the pistol up, the cat ran so
>fast I could barely see it.
>All the cats in the neighbourhood move causiouly through the yard, even a
>rap on the window makes them move.
>The seals on that pistol have gone. I have been looking at a large pistol
>with a battery operated pump, saw it on TV awhile ago, cannot find one,
>even at WALLY-MART. If you could purchase one of those, then water blast
>those pidgens off your line, I think that they might be intellegent not to
>come back again. Or modify some water projector.
>Someone awhile ago used an owl. It worked for about a week, then the
>birds sat and shit on it.
>Chris opr VE7HCB
>At 12:10 PM 2002-07-22 -0400, Henry Heidtmann wrote:
>>OK, guys, I've had it- Have been fighting pigeons on the antenna for
>>awhile- I've broken down and ordered a dummy Owl- Someone tell me that
>>this works, or any better idea so they dont sit on the elements- we're
>>talking a roost of 20-25 birds on my F12 C4E- They are straying out
>>towards the tips and have already bent one element slightly.
>>Not to mention the pigeon droppings on the roof of my house.
>>Small caliber firearms wont work in my downtown neighborhood-
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