[RFI] Pin Arcing

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Mon Jul 19 17:01:54 EDT 2004

At 04:52 PM 7/19/2004, Tom Rauch wrote:

> > Often a little shaking of the pole's guy wires can have
>the desired effect,
> > and has the added advantage of being able to stand far
>enough away so that
> > if anything should fall, it is unlikely to hit you.
>Careful now about shaking guy wires. A sledge hammer is
>actually much safer. A hard hammer tap won't hurt a thing. A
>good guyline shake might cause a big problem.
>Just the slightest movement will break up the noise, so a
>violent shake is not required.

Of course.  Typically, the poles around here have 3 guy wires on each, 
since they tend to be used for power, phone and cable TV.  The nice part of 
shaking a guy is that you can feel the frequency of vibration and easily 
hear the correlation with changes in the noise.

73, Pete N4ZR
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