[TowerTalk] Birds!

Roger (K8RI) on TT K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net
Tue Nov 12 23:24:42 EST 2013

On 11/12/2013 6:23 PM, Jerry Gardner wrote:
> My tower seems to attract every bird in the neighborhood, and the area at
> the bottom of the tower is covered with bird crap. In fact, I can determine
> the radius of rotation of my beam precisely -- all I have to do is measure
> the circle of crap.
> Is there an effective way to discourage birds from landing on my antennas?
> I've heard the plastic owls sold in ham stores work for a few hours until
> the birds get used to it and start to ignore it.
> I considered a 12 gauge, but my wife vetoed that idea.

It can be hard on the elements too. <:-)) Like the plastic ornament, 
they will quickly get used to it. Actually, faster. You can blow a bunch 
of them away and they'll be back as soon as you go in the house.


Roger (K8RI)

> 73, Jerry
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