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[Towertalk] WARNING: Do not try this at home!

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Subject: [Towertalk] WARNING: Do not try this at home!
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Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 10:00:39 -0600
One of the locals hired a guy who had done a number of CB
installatons to install 100 ft of Rohn 25 and his VHF antennas.

Apparently this CB'er had never heard of the TRAM method
of raising antennas so he told the owner to undo the guys 
on one side of the tower to raise the antennas.  

A puff of wind came up and the CB'er rode the tower down.
He won't make THAT mistake again...or any others.

Tom  N4KG

On Thu, 19 Sep 2002 writes:
>     I was told this story by the owner of a 100' Rohn 45G tower who 
> hired a 
> professional and well-known tower crew out of New Hampshire to 
> dismantle the 
> aforementioned tower and he watched it while it was being taken 
> down.
>     The tower hand went up the tower disconnecting the guys as he 
> went up. 
> After a few minutes he wound up at the top of this 100' un-guyed 
> tower. 45G 
> is STRONG tower but I would discourage anyone from doing this. 
>     They started lowering the sections with a ginpole and 30 minutes 
> it was 
> all on the ground. 
>     A foolhardy endeavor or a safe tower construction technique? You 
> wouldn't 
> catch me up there doing that under those circumstances. But that's 
> just me. 
> Cheers & climb safe!
> Steve    K7LXC
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