Hi Jim and all,
About 18 years ago we built our home outside Peoria, Il. on 5 acres. At the
time we were the 3rd house out of the possible eight. Put up a US Tower 55'
crack-up (because of my wife's wishes for no guy wires) :)
Put the tower up and a few weeks later the antennas went on. Didn't run
feedlines into the house for a couple of weeks but never had any complaints.
Happy to report we still have not had any complaints... Don't know for sure
but since I am the only person in the group that has a generator that may
have some influence.....
You might keep that in mind for the future! Could make a big difference.
Run a neighbors refig and or freezer for an hour or so could be a big plus
for that big stick in the sky. Also alerting neighbors to severe WX can also
be a help. Get them to buy their own WX radios is a good plan.
What I am saying is keep the blinders off and educate your neighbors on what
can protect them and their homes...
Can buy you a LOT!
73 Larry WA9VRH
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Brown" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 6:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] best way to shine up an old yagi?
> On Mon, 12 Jul 2010 11:43:25 -0700, David Gilbert wrote:
>> I went out of my way to paint my tower and
>>yagis with dark camouflage colors to make them less obtrusive for the
>>neighborhood, and everything is four acre parcels here.
> Same here. My 120 ft of Rohn 25, painted dark brown, holding SteppIR
> with boom wrapped with Scotch 33, is very hard to see through the trees.
> Photos on qrz.com
> 73, Jim K9YC
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