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[TowerTalk] Simplicity of Advice

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Simplicity of Advice
From: (Stan Griffiths)
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 03:43:25 -0700 (PDT)
>Hey guys,
>Are you seriously saying that someone needs a crane to take down
>Rohn 25?
>I realize that there is ample room for differing opinions about how to
>proceed with tower work, but the thread I keep hearing that says:
>   [1] get a crane
>   [2] get a PE
>   [3] get a lawyer
>is a bit simple minded, don't you think?  Its not corporate America (or
>Germany, or Brazil) that is putting up ham radio antennas -- its hams.
>Re: the Rohn 25 situation -- I would expect more practical advice on
>here, like (a) how to tell if its worth salvaging, (b) how to get stuck
>sections apart, etc.
>   -- Pat
>      N9RV

With all due respect, I think the PE, lawyer, and crane advice is very
practical.  Hopefully, it will keep you from breaking your neck or getting
sued into oblivion.  If you can't follow that advice, the other details
don't really matter do they?  If this was 1960, I would tend to agree that
all this legal and safety stuff might be overkill, but we are in a
lawsuit-happy society today with hams who often put up towers over 100 feet.
When I got on the air in 1953, I only knew a couple of hams that had beams
and NOBODY I knew had a 100 foot tower.  Times have changed and so has the
advice that must be given . . .


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