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Author Topic: Death by "Going" on Third Rail  (Read 10763 times)
KE4JOY
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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2013, 03:19:44 PM »

Just ask this guy  Grin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8fwtkC5UJU
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AA4PB
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« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2013, 03:27:03 PM »

Don't pee up-wind either  Grin
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KE3WD
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« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2013, 05:26:27 PM »

Then there were the bike gangs that pulled initiation stunts by having the poor and drunk guy hold the number 1 spark plug wire while peeing on the frame of the automobile or truck...

They got shocked also. 

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KE4DRN
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« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2013, 08:06:04 PM »

Plenty of youtube video of a dog taking a leak
near an electric fence and getting zapped!

73 james
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K8AXW
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« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2013, 09:39:57 PM »

Can't see if the dog pee is conducting the electric or the dog's right leg coming in contact with the fence......
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W1JKA
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« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2013, 02:20:24 AM »

To all naysayers and doubting Thomases out there the CURRENT topic can be easily proved/disproved. Next time you are in a rural area and see an electric fence go over to it, touch it for a zing and give it a shot then report back here with a post about your feelings of the subject in hand.
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K8AXW
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« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2013, 09:39:15 AM »

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your feelings of the subject in hand.

snicker.... Liked that....

Ok, I've been holding off telling this story because after seeing Mythbusters I started to think I had been duped.

Picture this:  Stationed in Bavaria with the Army; winter time with 10" of melting snow and lots of mud.

The radio op asked if I wanted to take a break from work and go with him to change the transmitter frequency.  Went to the transmitter site, which was an AN/GRC-26 (ANGRY-26).  This is a communications hut mounted in the bed of a Deuce 'n a Half truck.

The op told me to "jump onto the metal ladder because the ground system was very poor and the truck was 67V above ground." 

He changed the transmitter freq and then said he had to pee and went out on the tailgate while I stayed inside checking out the beautiful comm gear.  I head a loud groan and turned around to see the op down on his knees holding his crotch area with both hands.

When I asked what was wrong he said he forgot about the poor truck grounding and when the pee hit the snow he got the 67V in his crank. 

This has been one of my Army stories for decades until I saw the Mythbusters program.  Someone has always got to ruin everyting!
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W1JKA
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« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2013, 10:35:41 AM »

Re:K8AXW

Great story, Ah the good ole days in the service of Uncle Sam. You have finally explained to me what this Topic is doing on a ham radio site. Until now I thought it might have some thing to do with the difference of current flow between QRP and QRO operators through the same wire circuit and its resultant effect on each ones' final output stage.
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AC4RD
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« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2013, 03:04:40 PM »

Until now I thought it might have some thing to do with the difference of current flow between QRP and QRO operators through the same wire circuit and its resultant effect on each ones' final output stage.

Is that why my urologist has an MFJ259B analyzer in the exam room?

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W1JKA
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« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2013, 04:37:47 PM »

Re:AC4RD

I'm no doctor but I believe his MFJ259B  analizer (sic) is used to measure the frequency of BMs and not urine flow rate or stream distance. You should be ok if he hasn't used it on you on that end yet.
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W4XK
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« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2013, 07:05:12 PM »

A friend of mine, W4SVL (SK), many years ago, was working 75 AM on a Sunday morning with his KW rig. His basement
shack window gave him a ground level view of the back yard and his vertical antenna. A poor neighborhood dog wandered
into view, and mistook his vertical for a fire plug. He heisted one leg, let go, yelped, rolled over a few times, and took off
running! He said that dog never did visit his yard again.

Bill  W4XK
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KW4CQ
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« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2013, 06:20:37 AM »

This happened to me once.  It was a shocking experience. Cry
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K1CJS
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« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2013, 08:30:36 AM »

You have to eliminate all variables except the one you are testing for. For example, did the guy die from electrocution or did he die when he was hit by the train?  Roll Eyes

Good point!   Shocked
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K1CJS
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« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2013, 08:32:44 AM »

...and its resultant effect on each ones' final output stage.

Does that include that guys (or the dogs, for that matter) 'output stream' that got him the shock?   Roll Eyes
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K8AXW
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« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2013, 04:50:36 PM »

I wonder if this circuit would have an SWR?
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