[TowerTalk] ospreys & barn owls

Bill Turner dezrat at copper.net
Mon Aug 14 11:54:04 EDT 2006


On Mon, 14 Aug 2006 00:35:49 -0400, you wrote:

>Also, I have had 200+ pigeons on my antennas before I had to remove them for
>replacement or repair due to their weight damage.   

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A bit OT perhaps, but cubical quads don't seem to attract birds like
yagis do. With mine, having the spreaders on a diagonal and the wires
parallel and vertical to the earth, I have never seen a bird on either
one. I suppose a really determined bird could find a perch but it must
be uncomfortable for them. They can still perch on the boom or other
parts of the tower, but the radiating elements would be bird-free.

Just something to keep in mind.

Bill, W6WRT

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