Just for the record, let it be known that wearing hard hats while
working on towers in the Portland OR area is MANDATORY. While
building several separate antenna farms there in the mid-80's, I
swear that W7GG (who then had AI7B, and was previously W7TKD---he's
an old flatuator!), who is one helluva tower guy, used to stand on top
of many a Rohn 45 and THROW wrenches, bolts, cable clamps, buckets,
beer bottles, processed beer, and the like at the ground crew.
We finally caught on to him though, brought binoculars and 2-meter
walkie-talkies (are they called hand-helds nowadays???), and sat in
in the pickups while he was on the tower. We also wore hard-hats,
just in case he found something to penetrate all that protection.
Hell, he could have had a Howitzer up there or something!!
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