[TowerTalk] Protect the coax against vandals/vigilantes?

bob finger finger at goeaston.net
Thu Jun 15 14:20:11 EDT 2006

Several come to mind.  Buy out your neighbors and build a gate.    Buy a 
shotgun and learn how to use it.  Hire a 24 hour guard service.  Hire 
the neighborhood kids to do some work and befriend them.  Build a 
chainlink fence around the tower.  Mostly I would not worry too much 
about it.  If your coax gets pinned a tdr will find the spot and you can 
fix it. 

I'd be more concerned with the neighborhood kids climbing the tower on a 
dare.  Gotta protect from that too..  If one falls you are liable. 
Attractive nuisance (sp?) I think they call it.  I've been a ham for 40 
years, lived in 17 houses at last count and not a single incident of 
pinning or other human damage. to any antenna feedline.  Hope your 
experience is similar.  73 bob de w9ge

Alan NV8A wrote:

>Having heard of people having their feedlines "pinned" 

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