In a message dated 97-12-11 09:37:00 EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> The cold hard truth is that if I had to wait for someone to be with me
> when I climbed, I wouldn't have any towers up. I have 5 up in less than
> 3 years with no help except on 2 or 3 days in all that time.
> Would it be better to have someone with me? Sure. But it's just
> realistic at my remote location. You do what you have to do to get the
> job done. And you carry a lot of life insurance.
Yes, you go with what you've got. If you're clever enough to figure out
how to do things by yourself that usually take a couple of people, you're
doing pretty well.
Local OSHA laws require a ground person at all times when there is
someone on the tower. This person's primary function is a safety spotter if
the climber gets into trouble.
> The 2mtr handy is a good idea. I normally carry one with me too. Of
> course I think being in good shape and being careful is more important.
A 2M rig is a good idea. Even better is a cell phone. Many new phones
have an emergency number that you only have to press one button to activate.
Terry Dubson, K6JL, ex-W6MKB, built a huge system with monobanders from 1296
to 80M BY HIMSELF. But he always had a phone with him so he could call his
neighbor, 911, etc. if necessary.
Just be careful out there. Accidents can happen to anyone.
73, Steve K7LXC
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