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Re: [TowerTalk] Unusual bird problem - Bird stuck in mast

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Unusual bird problem - Bird stuck in mast
From: "K8RI on TowerTalk" <>
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2007 23:31:27 -0500
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Just get a cap from a paint can and use Silastic RTV (TM) to stick it in 
place. Force tennis ball or squirt foam into the bottom, but leave, or add a 
drain hole.  This will keep the wasps/mud dobbers from building nests which 
is the big problem around here.  It'll also keep the rust stains off the 

Whacking a bolt with a wrench to get it loose and discovering you have also 
loosed several hundred to several thousand wasps while working on top of the 
tower is mighty inconvenient.  Those little suckers are downright 
unnerighborly. Short tempered too.

My cat and a couple hawks have not been able to make a dent in the bird 
population and they are all well fed.

Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2 (Use return address from home page) 


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