In a message dated 97-07-13 11:39:07 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Dale Martin)
> The worst knots I have ever seen have been done by hams;
> many who I thought would or should know better. How many
> times have we been up on a tower only to have a beam or
> tower section raised to us to find the knot was obviously
> made by someone who did not know knots?
Amen. I normally use the station owner and other volunteers as my ground
crew and sometimes get a 'wad' of rope that was supposed to be a knot of some
sort. I try to make it a part of my Ground Crew Meeting at the start of every
job. There's a surprising amount of information to cover (commands, rope
management, hardware, safety, etc.).
73 and safe climbing, Steve K7LXC
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