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Subject: [Towertalk] Insuring Antenna @ Remote Site
From: (Chris BONDE)
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 22:32:52 -0700
In the mountains areas of south-eatern BC, the telcos have started to put 
the cells at lower heigths and more of them, easier to maintain!  Out club 
has one at a great location but not repairable for about 9m of the 
year,  We have put another at a more accexxable

At 07:04 PM 2002-07-26 -0500, hasan schiers wrote:
>We have a very expensive commercial antenna installed on a local TV tower @
>300'. The TV tower itself is 2000'. The repeater is a $1500 commerical
>repeater (for 2m). Since the repeater and antenna are not located at
>anyone's home, how does one go about getting insurance for this
>The climbing expenses alone to attach the feedline and mount the antenna
>were $800 for one day. (basically for the climb...not related to hours
>worked...if they have to climb, its $800.)
>Anyone use ARRL insurance for this kind of project? Anyone have experience
>with ARRL insurance?
>Anyone have any suggestions on where to look for this kind of insurance and
>could it include the cost of the climbing in case the antenna itself was
>We are a little concerned, considering there is a total of 3 to 5 Kilobucks
>in the project and we probably couldn't afford to replace the repeater,
>feedline or antenna if it suffered catastrophic damage, much less pay $800
>to have someone climb (the TV station requires us to use their climbing
>company, period, no exceptions).
>TIA for any pointers anyone might be able to contribute.
>BTW, the system works GREAT!
>hasan schiers, N0AN
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