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To: "'Dennis OConnor'" <>,<>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Potential New FCC Tower Construction Threat
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Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 17:39:28 -0500
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Perhaps an owl, Dennis? 

Bob Hinkle, KK8ZZ
Solon, Ohio 44139
Grid: EN91gj

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Dennis OConnor
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 11:09 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Potential New FCC Tower Construction Threat

Birds kill themselves in all ways... It will be roughly a million years
before natural selection has selected birds that don't slam into windows and
towers and such... Interesting that this topic should come up - I was hit by
a bird this morning on the way to the office... Pitch black... I'm doing
maybe 38-40 mph on a rural road... In the peripheral vision of my left eye I
pick up movement from the left and instantly there is a nearly deafening
thud against the upper door post that rocks a 5,000#  truck...  The dog had
been sleeping and he is up and scared to death it was that loud and that
In after vision my brain says it was speckled grey as it flashed through the
reflected headlights off the pavement...  I stop and get out and expect to
see damage, but the sheet metal and window looks ok in the flashlight... I
turn around and go back looking in the big ditch and out in the field for
the bird... I don't see it in the dark... It could have been a hawk but
given the solid impact I more suspect a turkey... Wonder why it was flying
the blackness and why it didn't avoid a white truck all lit up... I doubt it
survived the impact... 

denny / k8do

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