I've read on TowerTalk that some folks here use 10# fishing line strung
above the boom and elements to keep birds from perching on their antennas.
Gene Smar AD3F
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dale L Martin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 9:45 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Hawk's nest platform
> A pair of red-shouldered hawks have constructed and are sitting a nest
> in a pine tree in the front yard of house down the street from me.
> They are very likely the same pair that damaged my C3E 20m
> reflector--one or both perched on the element on one side or the other
> of the boom breaking the element-boom rivets.
> Since they regularly use my mast and less often my C3E to perch, I got
> to thinking that if they nested on the tower top, maybe they would do
> their perching elsewhere other than the C3E.
> Has anyone ever put up a platform suitable for nest-building
> (low-walled, holed for drainage, etc.) on the top of their mast?
> dale, kg5u
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