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Re: [TowerTalk] Towers and Sea Birds

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Towers and Sea Birds
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Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2006 21:31:01 -0400
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The bird is not scared off by the motion of the roatating tower, the raising
or lowering of the tower but only my shaking the cables which are running
off the top from the antennas.  The rotor brake activation will scare most
small birds, but this guy doesn't get spooked by much.  - Mike

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[]On Behalf Of kd4e
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2006 9:24 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Towers and Sea Birds

> Well here is a new wrinkle for the brain trust.  I have a consisent
> with large sea birds ( OSPREYs ) sitting on the highest antenna on my
> 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
> decided to perch and POOP on mine.  On Friday he decided to land on a
> antenna and bent the reflector on my 5 ele 6 meter beam.  I fixed that
> 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.
> 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
> birds such as the large poop laiden Ospreys off a tower?  Serious
> 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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