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Re: [RFI] Electric company problem

To: <mike@rfiservices.com>, "'David Garnier'" <dgarnier@wi.rr.com>,<rfi@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [RFI] Electric company problem
From: "Ed -K0iL" <eedwards@tconl.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 18:23:54 -0600
List-post: <mailto:rfi@contesting.com>
All we need is more bad press about hams like this to make it into the
papers, and BPL utilities will make us look really bad and have easier

Gee, I wonder if that guy who gave me such a hard time a while back about
this subject is still on the reflector?  :-) 

73, de ed -K0iL

-----Original Message-----
From: rfi-bounces@contesting.com On Behalf Of Mike at RFI Services

Two Months ago I was hired by a power company to assist a ham with his power
line noise. I made an appt. with the ham for 8am. He explained he wanted me
there at 8 and it would only take a minute because he had already found the
problem by tapping the pole. I told him I couldn't be there until eight and
to not hit the poles and explained why.
When I arrived, I saw 4 of his neighbors looking with wonder and I then saw
a Ham and a hammer.
He couldn't wait. He had when out to verify once more that the hammer method
works and that he indeed had the correct pole. He did have the correct pole
and now he could see the arcing line. The line was now arcing in his yard.
The source of his noise was the line on the insulator had been hit by
lightning and he finished the job with the sled hammer.
Dave you are so right. It is important that know one touch the utilities
equipment. This includes shaking and pulling on guy wires.
By the way, the ham paid for the repair.
Michael C Martin
RFI Services

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