[TowerTalk] tower restrictions again

Gregg Seidl k9kl at centurytel.net
Fri Jul 18 14:51:58 EDT 2008

I forgot to mention my nearest neighbor is about 500 feet away.My insurance 
company required me to take pictures of the bases of my new towers to insure 
they were set deep enough ( like I wouldn't...since I'm the one who climbs 
them most of the time  ).I did have a claim about 5 years ago when lightning 
fried my preamp and rotor.

    Since that happened I have changed the deductable to $5000.With that 
high of a deductable my premiums only went up $60 a year.I figure if 
something BAD happened at least I have some coverage  but I don't worry them 
with little things.
    We've had the same insurance group for years and they cover my stuuf,my 
parents stuff and our farm.Not ALL insurance companies are legalized 
crooks,just most.
    I just wish people would worry about themselves and not worry so much 
about everyone else.I can understand why a town could write"must fall on 
your land" but then the tree huggers would be crying if you started mowing 
down trees that could fall on others land.Plus what about the public service 
companies with the power poles right on the property lines or even worse 
when the really high tension lines that cross thru fields( like mine ).Thats 
just not possible.They my or may not have an easement but they certianly 
don't own the land.One could say that a tower is purposely put there,well 
most trees are too,especialy in newer subdivisions.Of course the power 
companies put the poles up,and most likely within the last 20 years or so as 
they mantain them.
    I think a "its ugly" excuse would be interesting to take to court,me 
being an ol' farm boy would say something like "well you are too so what 
should we do about that".Then they'd haul my butt of to jail.

    Gregg K9KL 

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