[SECC] update from NQ4I ice storm 2014

Kt4zb at aol.com Kt4zb at aol.com
Wed Feb 12 18:39:01 EST 2014

Rick, I'm stunned.  I know these things can happen; but, I can't  imagine 
being there to witness this.  Since I spent time with both the 40m  stack and 
the 4el 40m antenna, I feel some sense of ownership and know about all  the 
work required to put those antennas in the air.  I pray nothing else  comes 
Best - Jere
In a message dated 2/12/2014 5:03:08 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
nq4i at contesting.com writes:

Hi all...well the antennas are starting to give up...so far I have lost  
the top 40m KLM 4 el at 155 ft that is used for the MULT station...it is  
dangling from the top of the tower..next to go will be the 3 el Telrex 40m RUN  
top antenna...also ready to fold up is the monster 8 el homebrew 8 el 20m on 
 89 ft boom...not looking good either is the top 8 el 15m RUN antenna at 
155  ft...I might very well lose the rest of the antennas tonight...it is 
raining  and ice pellets and the loads keep increasing on the antennas...we had 
planed  to operate in the ARRL CW this coming weekend...not sure if there 
will be any  antennas left...tomorrow morning will end the storm around 11 
am..temps are  forecast to rise to 34 degrees F and maybe some melting will tke 

de Rick  NQ4I

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