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[TowerTalk] N6ZZ's Crankup Horror Story

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Subject: [TowerTalk] N6ZZ's Crankup Horror Story
From: (Stan Griffiths)
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 09:35:06 -0700 (PDT)
Think about it.  If the tower were simply a guyed, permanent tower instead
of a crankup, the whole incident would most likely NEVER have happened.
Yes, you might say, an antenna can always swing into the powerlines if you
are not careful.  I say if it were not a crankup and Phil were lowering his
40 meter beam, his eyes would have been right on the beam instead of looking
at the winch or some other place.  The beam most likely would never have
touched the power lines.  I blame this one directly on the fact that the
tower was a crankup.

I am sure many of you crankup owners will blame something else . . .
anything else.  OK.  It's your neck . . .


PS    Yes, I WILL say "I told you so" if I ever get the opportunity . . .

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