The incident below reminds me of what I will call AD3F's tower maxims:
1. There are no such things as <accidents>;
2. When raising any antenna higher than your head, first look for powerlines
or similar hazards;
3. Caveat Amateur.
Chuck - you are one lucky hombre. You might not get any more chances like
that. Thank God you weren't hurt.
Gene Smar AD3F
Date: 2008/07/11 Fri PM 01:31:56 EDT
Subject: [TowerTalk] [Force 12 Talk] Antennas and power lines don't mix
From: "ni0c" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [Force 12 Talk] Antennas and power lines don't mix
> This past Sunday, July 5, I could have become
a silent key and my nice ham station could have
gone up in smoke. I was extremely lucky!
I could write lots more about all my thoughts since this
incident, but the most important thing is a warning to
my fellow hams-- be careful!
Chuck Guenther NI0C
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