[TowerTalk] 2 HAMS died in Kansas City

markrob at mindspring.com markrob at mindspring.com
Tue Jul 15 04:25:29 EDT 2008

My country property is ringed by overhead lines. The local power company told me that mine were at 13kV.

Mark N1UK

-----Original Message-----
>From: Pete Smith <n4zr at contesting.com>
>Sent: Jul 15, 2008 7:06 AM
>To: towertalk at contesting.com
>Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 2 HAMS died in Kansas City
>At 10:42 PM 7/14/2008, Michael Baker wrote:
>>         Why would any Ham live that close to a 7.6KV line?  Power line
>>         Second thought.
>>         Why the hell would I put up ANY antenna even remotely close enough
>>to come in contact with a 7.6KV line?
>>         Hell, I don't even want to be closer than several hundred feet from
>>a line like that.
>Michael, if you have above-ground power to your house, then a minimum of 
>7.6 KV is no farther away than the pole with your transformer on it.
>73, Pete N4ZR
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