>"The hardest part of tower work is climbing down."
> Paul's(W8AEF) statement can't be emphasized enough.
> A few years back after getting my 132 foot tower up and I was putting on
> the coax rotor power control etc., I had been on the tower for a while
> and I was on my way down when at about the 60 foot mark I noticed
> something that could use an extra wrap of tape. I started to lean back
> then suddenly realized I didn't have the strap around the tower.
> Scary! Ever since then I double check what I am doing particularly when
> climbing down.
>This is the time to be extra vigilant. Particularly for those of us that
>climb because we want to have a station a little above the average.
>73 Earl VE7IN