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Old 10-13-2009, 09:59 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...60/detail.html

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Old 10-13-2009, 12:01 PM
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I'm pretty sure there are specific rules about how close those antenna can be to a power line. Sad ending for that family.
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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.
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