[amsat-bb] Re: How to de-ice your antennas and rotors by K1XT

Paul Luggar luggsey at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 15 14:20:30 PST 2007

I think I would get locked up for doing that in the UK LOL!

Paul Luggar



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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kyle Yoksh" <yokshs at sbcglobal.net>
To: "amsat-bb" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2007 4:36 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] How to de-ice your antennas and rotors by K1XT

> Hi everyone,
> I found this the other day while surfing the web. Hope you get a good 
> laugh
> like I did:
> Many years ago on a cold winter morning I was at the house of good ham
> friend of mine during a contest. A small ice storm had passed through 
> during
> the night and the antennas had refused to turn. "Jim. The Yagi is frozen," 
> I
> said. "We'll get it turning," he said calmly. "Come on." I followed him to
> the door and before stepping out, he grabbed a 410 shotgun that had been
> standing by the door. We walked out into the back yard, and I watched him 
> as
> he proceeded to fire several rounds of bird shot at the yagi and rotor. It
> was humorous to say the least as I watched the ice explode from the 
> elements
> at each shot. In short, that took care of it. And when up working on the
> antennas that spring, I never noticed any damage to them. "Over the years 
> I
> have perfected the load," he told me one day. "I load about dozen shells 
> in
> the fall in anticipation." Funny to see, but it sure worked.
> Bill K1XT
> 73,
> Kyle Yoksh
> K0KN
> Olathe, Kansas
> Amsat# 35249
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