[RFI] Pin Arcing

Ed -K0iL eedwards at tconl.com
Mon Jul 19 23:13:09 EDT 2004

Or it could cause a line to fall into the wet grass your standing in.  That 
killed two cable TV workers here in Omaha a few years ago.  Talk about bad 

Just go real easy on it if you must resort to this, but it's better to 
leave it to the linemen who know what to expect after a close up 

73, de ed -K0iL

-----Original Message-----
From:	Hare,Ed, W1RFI

I generally advise against the technique. In some cases, what is loose on 
the pole can come down.  It would not be very productive to diagnose the 
problem by dropping the bad insulator through the windshield of the passing 
car... or on your own head if you care more about that! :-)

Ed Hare, W1RFI
ARRL Laboratory Manager

> -----Original Message-----
> From: rfi-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:rfi-bounces at contesting.com]On
> > 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.

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