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Re: [TowerTalk] Towers and Sea Birds

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Towers and Sea Birds
From: kd4e <>
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2006 21:24:29 +0800
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> Well here is a new wrinkle for the brain trust.  I have a consisent problem
> with large sea birds ( OSPREYs ) sitting on the highest antenna on my tower
> at night.  The tower is cranked down to roughly 30ft at night but it is
> still one of the tallest perches around in this flat, waterfront
> neighborhood.  All the sailboat masts are taken by other birds so ERNIE has
> decided to perch and POOP on mine.  On Friday he decided to land on a lower
> antenna and bent the reflector on my 5 ele 6 meter beam.  I fixed that today
> and placed a large brown OWL up there in the process. No birds today, but
> ERNIE is back tonight discussing flood insurance premiums with the owl.  The
> owl has had no effect in scaring off the Osprey. So here in lies the
> quesiton: what if anything, short of a revolver, is effective in keeping sea
> birds such as the large poop laiden Ospreys off a tower?  Serious responses
> please...thanks.  - Mike

Are all of the beams on a mast that is on a rotator?

Do I correctly presume that he takes off when the
rotator is activated?

How about a random timer connected to your rotator
control that momentarily activates it from time to


Thanks! & 73, doc kd4e

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