‘Birds of Prey’: New safety video for tower workers

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W0PV, May 8, 2020.

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  1. K1HC

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    Ospreys hang out on one of my towers in mid-coast Maine (pictured to the left), but so far they only leave fish scales behind. No nest yet, thankfully.
  2. KO6KL

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    many birds of pray learn to come down hard on the attack dive striking the prey with like 100LB or more , could knock you off the tower...
  3. AD5HR

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    We had a quaker parrot for years that was hatched out on
    a cell tower in Austin, Texas.
    My son's tower climbing friend was instructed to tear the nest down,
    and brought a very young hatchling to us.
    It seems the parrots nest in large communal nests made of twigs
    and branches, causing too much wind-load on the tower.

    There is a large cell tower about 12 miles north of my QTH where I've
    counted over a hundred black vultures roosting. The stench is
    horrendous and every inch is covered in droppings.
    Sure would hate to have to climb that one!
  4. W1YW

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    I bet all your pens disappeared and ended up in the bird cage:)
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  5. AD5HR

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    They mostly just turned into plastic shavings, that bird
    would chew up nearly anything non-metallic.
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  6. KI7HSB

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    Will they leave silicone fusion tape alone?
  7. KI7HSB

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    Thanks for sharing. This is great, but it does not apply to me. I get the willies just watching videos of people climbing those big towers. Can you say "Acrophobia"?
    Not just 'no', but HELL no. :D :D Nope, nope nope... :D
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  8. KI7HSB

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    I think that's the same thing as moth balls, but much easier to find these days. Good suggestion.

    I did not know that... o_O?
  9. JF1IRQ

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    Hi KD5OM
    It's big
    I have only seen it in the zoo

    73,JF1IRQ From Japan
  10. W1YW

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    Let'em go after THIS puppy;-) (Say hello to EVE--the critter and predator deterrant.)

    Now if I can just get her to the top of those towers....

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