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Subject: [Leica] IMG: More on the Stuff on Power Poles
From: sonc.hegr at (Sonny Carter)
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2020 15:23:34 -0500
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Thanks for that, Jim.

My little image was referring to the nails and staples on the post that
held garage sale notices.


Sonny <>
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Oldest Permanent Settlement in the Louisiana Purchase


On Tue, Oct 6, 2020 at 2:14 PM Jim Nichols <jhnichols at> 

> Don Dory introduced the subject of power poles, and Sonny Carter
> mentioned that there are other communications uses besides telephone on
> them now, probably referring to fiber optics and the internet.  Having
> observed the  damage a squirrel can do to a fiber cable, I thought I
> would point out some things most people don't recognize. Damaged  fiber
> cables are spliced inside a sealed tank-like container, that is then
> attached beneath the original carrier cable.
> Then, the surplus cable that allowed the technician to make the repair
> on the ground is pulled up and secured along the carrier cable as a
> loop, ending in the large-radius bend frequently seen along overhead
> cable runs.
> Never give a squirrel a limb to sit on near a cable run.  He will work
> mischief every time, and it is expensive.
> X-T2 and Leica-R 60 Macro with 2X extender.  (Yes, it will work.)
> --
> Jim Nichols
> Tullahoma, TN USA
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