whenever I lean back into the belt the first try I do it with both hands
on the legs in case soemthing shifts, etc... once I am sure all is in
order THEN go for the tools, tape - whatever....
I have worked with several guys who use multiple lanyards - a long one
and a short one - the longer being long enough to allow movement up or
down a rung on the tower - at any one time one of them is on when they
are on the tower....
Earl Dery wrote:
>> "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
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