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Re: [TowerTalk] WSJ: Home copper thefts rise

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] WSJ: Home copper thefts rise
From: Hector Garcia XE2K <>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 21:46:25 -0700 (PDT)
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I can say here in Mexico we are suffering from more
problematic stuff , they stole the telephone cable
directly from the poles, in one nigth this guys stole 
a few kilometers of cable.
the Cell towers also suffer the same problem in theirs
heliax , i saw also stoled  cell towers fence 

the authority is pushing the yunk yards to don't
accept the  copper or aluminum from that source

here if you leave a house alone in a few days can be
found  with out all the electrical copper wire and the
frames from the windows is this ones are from aluminum

Most of this is caused for this guys that only wants 
to buy drugs.

Is not  the same in all Mexico but very common in some
areas of the citys here in the border.

the best thing is to hide a little bit those copper
made materials

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<> wrote:

> I just had a storage shed at my home broken into.
> All my many years' collection of heliax, coax, wire
> for radials, etc. was stolen - probably about $1000
> worth. They left my nice expensive mountain bike,
> tools, etc. - they just wanted the copper. Too bad
> the metal recycler places don't seem to ask anyone
> for ID, they just want the copper, too.
> LJ
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: "Rob Atkinson, K5UJ" <>
> >Sent: Sep 6, 2006 9:24 AM
> >To:
> >Subject: [TowerTalk] WSJ: Home copper thefts rise
> >
> >Today's Wall St. Jour. on p. D1 reports that the
> record high scrap copper 
> >price is causing a wave of copper thefts from homes
> across the U.S.   Most 
> >of the thefts involve ravaging outdoor central air
> conditioners to get the 
> >tubing and compressor, which can fetch a nice
> amount of money for a few 
> >minutes of work.  These thefts are taking place,
> not only at unoccupied 
> >homes but even when the homeowners are there.  
> Homes with exposed crawl 
> >spaces holding copper water pipe are at risk.  
> Theives are crawling under 
> >and hacking out the pipe when homeowners are away,
> even for just a few 
> >hours, doing thousands of dollars of damage to air
> conditioning and 
> >plumbing.   homeowners are adivsed to put locked
> covers over their air 
> >conditioners and enclose crawl spaces.  Hams:  Keep
> an eye on your 
> >copper--strap, feedline, radials.  other metals are
> reported as high scrap 
> >value as well such as steel and aluminum.
> >
> >rob / k5uj
> >
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Hector Garcia XE2K / XF1K
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