Read all of the attached safety instructions before proceeding with antenna and/or mast assembly and installation. Installation of this antenna near power lines is dangerous. For your safety, follow the installation instructions.
Use extreme caution when installing or removing an outdoor antenna that is located close to overhead wires such as power lines, telephone lines or cable TV lines. If any part of the antenna makes contact with overhead power lines, touching the antenna or the antenna cable can cause electrocution and death. If the antenna is in contact with any type of overhead wires, call your power company and ask them to send a qualified technician to remove the antenna. Do not attempt to remove it yourself!
Important Safety Precautions...
Many do-it-yourself and professional antenna installers are injured or killed each year by electric shock. While anyone can see the obvious danger of falling, the most resourceful sometimes fail to recognize overhead wires as being potentially lethal. To touch any part of the antenna to these overhead wires is the same as touching the wires with your bare hand. A very serious shock is almost sure to result when contacting an electrical wire, and in the case of primary wires on the top of poles, the shock is like being struck by a bolt of lighting. Many power wires are within 20 to 25 feet of the ground and could easily be touched by an assembled antenna.
If you are not completely sure that you can install the antenna safely, Do Not Try It! Contact a professional installer instead.
Please read and follow these important safety precautions:
- Perform as much antenna assembly on the ground as possible.
- Watch out for overhead power lines and be sure to select an antenna site well away from all overhead wires. Check the distance to the power lines before you start installing. It is recommended that you stay a minimum of twice the length of the antenna plug the length of the mast away from All power lines.
- Do not use a metal ladder.
- Remember, even the slightest touch of the antenna to a power line can cause a fatal shock. Do not try to guess which overhead wires carry high voltage - check with the power company.
- never install the antenna outdoors at night, when it is windy, or during rain or snow.
- Have a spotter when you are on the roof; they can see things you may miss.
- If you start to drop the antenna, let it go. You could lose your balance and fall also.
- if anything comes into contact with a power line - Call Your Power Company! Do Not Attempt To Remove It Yourself! They will remove it for you.
- Mast, downlead and guy wires are all excellent conductors. Keep them away from power lines also. Do not run the downlead cable over power wires.
- Make sure the antenna installation is secure.
- Do not stand on, lean on, hang from or hand anything on the antenna once it is mounted.
- Make sure the antenna mast assembly and downlead are grounded per National Electrical Code.