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[TowerTalk] Birds vs. antennas

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Birds vs. antennas
From: Guy Olinger, K2AV" < (Guy Olinger, K2AV)
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 00:57:58 -0400
As referred to in another post I made, the loyal contingent at PVRC located
a picture of some hundreds of blackbirds parked on his yagis. Check out

Is it birds vs. antennas, or birds at home on antennas?

73, Guy.

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Birds vs. antennas

> Greetings, TowerTalkians --
>       I got the following message from Chris, ZS6EZ. I remember a letter
> the Audobon Society or bird researcher about towers in bird flightways but
> don't have a copy of it. Can someone help Chris? (Fred's probably got a
> of it.) Thanks to all for your help.
>       Goes to show that you can be fighting your neighbors anywhere in the
> world when it comes to towers and antennas.
> Cheers,   Steve   K7LXC
> >I have a favour to ask.  I need to get some quantitative information on
> >bird strike hazard for rotary aluminium antennas.  The ZS8 management
> >committee is refusing to allow ZS8D to erect his beam, because they fear
> >that the poor birds will be decapitated.  They previously had trouble
> >wire antennas, but I cannot imagine any sane bird impaling itself on a
> >tribander!
> >
> >Could you please let me know if you have a good source of info, or put
> >request on the Reflector?
> --
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