[TowerTalk] TowerTalk Digest, Vol 131, Issue 35

Larry Stowell lclarks at nc.rr.com
Wed Nov 13 12:59:13 EST 2013

I have the turkey buzzard problem except mine like the ride, never move when 
the antenna is moving( they don't have to turn there heads for a 360 view).

The leaves are off the tall oak close to the tower so now maybe they will go 
back to it. It's taller than the tower. They don't roost if the tower is 
cranked down.

I'll be bringing it down and tilt it over and pressure wash the booms 
(Tennadyne T-8).

73 Larry K1ZW

Message: 1
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 09:19:28 -0500 (EST)
From: jcjacobsen at q.com
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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Birds n towers
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Don't mess with Mother Nature.

K9WN Jake


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Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 08:46:18 -0600
From: GARY HUBER <glhuber at msn.com>
To: "TT TowerTalk" <TowerTalk at contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Birds n towers
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I never found a good solution to roosting birds except turning the beam
frequently to get the turkey buzzards to leave just as soon as they started
using the TH-7 boom and driven element. 1 KW CW on 20 M may have also
helped.  I also had several Great Gray owls using the TH-7 at 50' at night,
leaving small animal carcasses and the pellets of owl dung at the tower
base.  When I recently took the the TH-7 and Rohn 45-G down after
twenty-seven years in the air, the corrosive effects of bird dung was
evident;  stainless steel was corroded and galvanized steel was etched and
beginning to rust.  Red tailed hawks do keep the other birds away and may
have the least negative impact on your aerial equipment as a result.

73 ES DX,
Gary -- AB9M

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