The recent scurry that I've seen was geared toward new tower lighting. It's
been know for a long time and there are a handfull of documented cases of
kills due to exhaustion when flocks of migratory birds get confused by solid
lights and keep flying in endless circles.
Just make sure your ham tower is no taller than 199' and doesn't pierce a
nearby airport "cone". Everything will be just fine.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2006 8:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Potential New FCC Tower Construction Threat
> On 10 Dec 2006 at 13:18, Mike Fatchett wrote:
>> I know a number of Owls and Eagles that would be very upset with the
>> of my tower in Montana. They have found that the tower works very well
>> a base of operation for their attacks on mice, rats, rabbits and fish.
>> Although I might enjoy the hot tub more if that big ole Great Horned Owls
>> wasn't always looking at me!
> For Goodness' sake, don't let any officials know that your tower is a
> danger to mice, rats, rabbits and fish as well as to birds! That
> REALLY will spell trouble for us!
> And now, because the bird-strike thread has restarted (what is it?
> about once a year?) I'll tell my story about how my tower is a threat
> to the local songbirds. We have a beautiful pair of Cooper's hawks
> that nest nearby, and they sometimes perch on my Yagi as a handy
> lookout. (They are birds, and they don't seem to be harmed.) But
> boy, you can't find a visible songbird around when they are on their
> antenna. You can look up what Cooper's hawks like to eat, if you
> want to.
> George T. Daughters, K6GT
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