Tower Falls with some nasty results

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio General Discussion' started by W.T. Jones, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. W.T. Jones

    W.T. Jones Moderator Staff Member Silver Member Golden GPS Recipient

    One of our Luzerne County ARES and Murgas ARC members sent me these photos from April 15th.

    A tower fell in his area and landed on power lines. The power back fed into the building and set it on fire.

    We've all read the warnings. Be careful where you place your tower....

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  2. Tony

    Tony Moderator Staff Member

    That’s very scary.

    Glad I have underground service.
     
  3. W.T. Jones

    W.T. Jones Moderator Staff Member Silver Member Golden GPS Recipient

    As one fellow put it - that is one magnificent ouch!
     
  4. wedgar

    wedgar Administrator Staff Member Gold Member

    That is an understatement!
     
  5. wedgar

    wedgar Administrator Staff Member Gold Member

    I imagine there will be some discussion with the homeowner's insurance company - wouldn't want to be involved in that discussion...
     
  6. W.T. Jones

    W.T. Jones Moderator Staff Member Silver Member Golden GPS Recipient

    I have not heard from KC3EPX who provided the photos but.... I am sure that the discussions will be intense.
     
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  7. wedgar

    wedgar Administrator Staff Member Gold Member

    I have no doubt over that. Hope he has good homeowner's policy.
     

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