>> The bird is not scared off by the motion of the roatating tower, the
>> 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
>> small birds, but this guy doesn't get spooked by much. - Mike
> "Ohhhh, tough guy, eh?" Curly from the Three Stooges
> Perhaps a windshield wiper motor with some heavy
> fiberglass lawn edger filaments tied to it? That
Some WW motors create a lot of RF hash and some don't.
> might make a similar noise strapped to the tower,
> and the wiper motor should be about indestructible.
> I wonder how he'd respond to a strobe light?
> What about a high amplitude tone burst generator,
> one whose frequency you could vary from the shack
> until you discovered what frequency he'd find most
If you find what works, let me know. I had a *bunch* of Cormorants decide
mine was a good place to roost. I gained new respect for the boom, elements,
and truss for that C3i 7L 6-meter beam. Too bad they aren't around any
I'll have to try and find the photos of those guys setting up there.
Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2
> Don't know about potential RFI generated by any
> such gadgetry!
> Thanks! & 73, doc kd4e
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