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[TowerTalk] Tower Tip

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower Tip
From: (Bud Hippisley, K2KIR)
Date: Mon Feb 10 16:13:58 2003
Well, nothing I can add will top W7EW's Tip #4 (Go the the bathroom BEFORE you 
go up the tower), but here's a couple of small ones for us older folks who 
don't take kindly to having to climb more than once or twice a day.

Tip #1.  In your toolbox or on the wall of your garage or other staging area 
for tower work, keep some 3 x 5 file cards or a sheet of paper with listings BY 
TASK of the tools you need for each kind of work at the top of the tower.  For 
instance, I carry up totally different sizes of open end wrenches and sockets 
for my socket wrench depending on whether I'm adding tower sections or 
installing a Yagi or rotor.

Tip #2.  Take up some extra hardware in your hardware pouch....just in case you 
drop a washer or hex nut.  Also, take up redundant tools; socket wrenches AND 
open end wrenches of the same size AND a crescent wrench.  For the crescent 
wrench, either metric or English is OK. 

Bud, K2KIR 

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