On 8/16/2010 4:49 AM, K7LXC@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 8/15/2010 11:44:10 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>> Once I was doing repair on a coax switch about 70' up on the tower. As
> was taking the cover off the enclosure I heard a very loud "rattle" within
> the box. I remember thinking that it sounded like a rattlesnake, but how
> could a snake climb a tower?
>> As I took the cover off the box I was engulfed by a swarm of wasps. It
> seems they had decided to build a large nest inside. The rattle was them
> flying into the metal box.
>> I immediately aborted my repair and carefully began to descend the
>> By the time I got to the ground, the little buggers had "gotten" me 6
>> Lessons learned:
>> -Seal all enclosures to prevent insects from entering.
> -Wear long pants and sleeves...even in hot weather.
> -Its better to have switches ground mounted than up the tower. (even for
> -Always have 2 halyards on the belt. Always be strapped-in.
> And always have a container of Adolph's Meat Tenderizer on hand. There
> are enzymes in it that'll take the sting out of a wasp, etc. bite. And it
> works in less than a minute. Highly recommended.
Man, does that stuff work! years ago I developed a relergic reaction to
a number of stings and bites.
The Doc's instructions, carry a package of Adolph's Meat Tenderizer and
apply immediately. The difference between
Immediately and even one minute was substantial. If I went in the house
and applied the stuff to a black fly bite on the wrist,
my wrist would become as large or larger than my hand. At one minute it
would look like a bad sting. Applied immediately
there would only be a tiny red spot at the actual bite with no residual
itching. The same applied to bee stings.
I had to take allergy shots for a couple of years and the allergy went
away. Allergies are strange, they can come on, last for a time, and go
away. Things that bothered as a kid may not bother as an adult things
that never bothered may suddenly do so.
> Steve K7LXC
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