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MDH33
10-13-2009, 10:59 AM
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Police in Florida said a mother, father and 15-year-old son died after being electrocuted while putting up a ham radio antenna in their Palm Bay home.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/21279860/detail.html

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Jacket
10-13-2009, 01:01 PM
I'm pretty sure there are specific rules about how close those antenna can be to a power line. Sad ending for that family.

Bruce Miller
10-13-2009, 01:43 PM
None of the three were radio amateurs and the accident took place after dark, at 8:40PM. Overhead power lines and towers never mix well.