[TowerTalk] 2 HAMS died in Kansas City - Common Sense

Richards jruing at ameritech.net
Tue Jul 15 00:34:13 EDT 2008

My local ham friends made fun of me when I hired an electrician
to run a second 110 v and also a separate 220 v line to my new
shack in my new house.   They said I should save the $250 and
put them in myself.  Easy... no problem...

Bill and Bob and the others who have told stories about the
dangers of electrical current ALL UNDERSTAND why I paid
someone else to poke around in the circuit breaker box.

I am even hesitant to plug in my mew amp, which just arrived,
until I  have my new circuits tested by one of those little tester
devices  (I have one for 110 v but not for 220 v) and am sure it
is all proper before running the new amp.

Paranoid ??  -- YOU BET !  But I plan to be a ham for a very
long time and I respect the high voltages that re in the equipment
and (as many hams seem to forget) which form on various points
along our antennas.

============   K8JHR  =============================

Bill MacLane wrote:
> Bob,
> Very well said.  
>> time as a
>> professional. I have slowed down projects and refused to
>> work at all on others, in order for the project to be
>> safer, made engineers mad because they were going to loose deadlines.


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