From: prvalko (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On Mon, 12 Dec 1994, Pete Hoffswell wrote:
> > email@example.com said:
> I can't remember the physics behind the rule, it's NOT just to keep folks
> > from flying into power wires, but a wire-line kite generates some huge
> > static voltages which increase in some proportion to the distance from
> > the ground. Sounds like you got away without having anyone or your
> > equipment injured, perhaps you were lucky, this time.
> > I do not suggest that anyone try this.
> I disagree. While it is true that it might nighyt be a good idea to
> use a conductive material as a flying line, it should not rule out the
> option of using a kite and line to support an antenna. Amateur radio
> operators should be well aware of the dangers of power lines or static.
> I think Kite support of an antenna is a viable experiment.
May I wax poetic....
A ham named Pete, flew a kite
and found himself blinded by light.
For the static charge
was exceedingly large
now his tombstone is fresh-painted white.
73 =paul= wb8zjl
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