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Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd: shack wiring

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd: shack wiring
From: jimlux <>
Date: Sat, 07 Aug 2010 21:23:34 -0700
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Bert Almemo wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I'm no expert but it seems to me that the NA electrical distribution system
> is completely antiquated and needs rebuilding. Overhead wires on wooden
> poles is a cheap and ugly system. It also works as unwanted antennas for us
> hams.
> In many countries in Europe all single family homes have 3-phase electrical
> systems. Distribution lines in the urban areas are all undergorund which
> make the neighborhoods look much nicer and the wires are not exposed to ice
> storms, hurricanes, tornados or other common weather conditions. It costs a
> fortune every year to repair overhead power lines in NA. The long term
> benefits are obvious. 
> I wonder when we on this side of the pond realize we have to modernize our
> electrical system? Just my 2 cents worth.

Having a significant portion of the electrical infrastructure bombed 
into oblivion in the 40s tends to change one's outlook on the value of 
things like Gas Insulated Switchgear (as opposed to oil) and also 
removes the need to worry about the investment in heritage installation.


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