TO: ALL WOOD COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS AMATEURS
ALL NON-WOOD COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS AMATERUS
FROM: KEN HARRIS WA8LLM
WOOD COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS INCORPORATED
WOOD COUNTY BULLETIN NR 11.08 DATE: February 20, 2011
SUBJECT: FLAG YOUR ANCHORS
When setting up and operating some kind of temporary operation such as Field Day, do you ever have a problem of finding where you drove anchors or ground rods in the ground? If you are setting up your equipment in a grassy area, you should mark or flag where you put your anchors or rods, the grass will try to hide them.
If you don't pull all of your anchors or ground rods when you are finished, you may cause someone else to have a problem. If you leave a ground rod or anchor in the ground, whoever cuts that grassy area may hit them with a grass or lawn mower. I'm sure that hitting a ground rod or anchor will do damage to something, or someone.
You can either tie a bright colored ribbon around the anchors or rods, or use utility flags. The utility flags are a red flag with a short piece of wire. The flags can be placed next to every anchor or ground rod when they are driven into the ground. When your remove whatever you were using the anchors and ground rods for after your activity, you'll be able to locate the anchors and rods a lot easier, and be able to find all of them.
If you cause someone a mowing problem, you may not be welcome to operate there again. A bundle of 100 flags is only about eight dollars, and they may save you a lot of problems later.
Ken Harris WA8LLM
Wood County WV