On Mon, 10 Feb 2003 13:45:14 EST, K7LXC@aol.com wrote:
> Be sure to get the ones with PL or some subaudible tones. There's a
> tremendous amount of usage of these things - it's VHF CB!
We had an incident a few years ago with a crew using UHF radios, and I think
they even had PL. The problem was they were heard by a winch operator at
another site a couple hundred miles away. The winch operator responded to
the command of the guy on the tower and it was for a different job. It was
the same company, different crew, same freq and PL. Luckily, no one was
I see an awful lot of $39 FRS radios showing up with crews these days.
By the way, we just had another tower incident with injury last week. I
don't have all the details yet.
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