>And dont forget to remove the crank up handle and/or secure the wench so it
>can not be moved. About 20 years ago while operating the WPX SSB contest
>single band 15, I had to take time out late sunday morning to make an
>emergency trip to the hospital when my 10 year old son flipped the latch on my
>54 foot crankup and drilled a hole right in the middle his forehead when the
>handle came around. While there was plenty of blood we were fortunate that it
>did not do any eye or other serious damage. I did have a clip through the
>wench bracket but it was easily removed.
>I did manage to get back on the air and finish the contest with USA victory.
>OH, the good old days when you could win from the west coast.
. . . and people STILL want to put up crankups . . . Oh, well . . .
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