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Re: [TowerTalk] WSJ: Home copper thefts rise - Elmer Story

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] WSJ: Home copper thefts rise - Elmer Story
From: Lee Buller <>
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 09:52:35 -0700 (PDT)
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My Elmer, K0JDB, told me this story some 40 years ago....  Ray was a 
telegrapher for the Santa Fe Railroad out here on the plains of Kansas.
  During the 30's, no one had any money to buy anything, so some inventive 
radio ops (and others) would take some fence wire and jumper the #12 and #10 
copper wire from the pole to the farmer's barbed wire fence.  Then they would 
go down a mile and do the same.  Then they would cut down the copper between 
the two points.  The railroad did not know they were running communcation on 
the farmer's fence until it fell over and grounded out.  Inventive, but 
  Lee - K0WA

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