[pskmail] Re: Antenna hazards in Australia (off topic!)

  • From: John Douyere <vk2eta@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 17:22:15 +1100

Hi Steve,

Excellent picture..hihi. Maybe they are helping you getting ready for
30M NVIS for when the sunspots come back.

Very had to prevent that situation especially if they have coordinated
attacks like this one!



On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 4:23 PM, Steve <stevez@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've been trying very hard to maintain a PSKMail server on 30M here in
> Australia. Mostly this has worked out well for me. I've got a nice back yard
> to erect antennae, and very accommodating neighbours.
> One thing that all Australians can't avoid however, is our wildlife.
> Australia is the land of the parrot. One of our most famous species is the
> Sulphur Crested Cockatoo. They're big, noisy and intelligent. They live
> longer than most humans too.
> The ones in my area love my PSKMail antenna. They've bent it a couple of
> times now. Finally my wife caught them in the act (see picture below). She
> (and my kids) were in fits of laughter when this picture was captured. I
> think those animals knew what they were doing!
> I've re-enforced then antenna. This won't stop them though - I'm sure they
> enjoy the challenge!
> If anyone has trouble hearing VK2ZSZ in the future, you can be sure that
> these buggers have visited once again ;-)
> Picture:- http://users.tpg.com.au/stevez/Cockys.jpg
> Steve (VK2ZSZ)

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