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RE: [TowerTalk] Stuck tower

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Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Stuck tower
From: "David Robbins K1TTT" <>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 16:48:25 -0000
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> anyway about 30 mins
> before the guy was to show the tower owner went out to
> crank the tower all the way, well just about the time
> the tower was all the way up the cable broke... you
> can imagine the damage to the tower, the TB6EM and the
> 2 11 element 2m yagis on top. thank god the cable
> broke when the tower was being cranked up and not when
> the painter was on the tower...

not a good idea in my book anyway.  I wouldn't set foot or hand on a
crankup unless it was all the way down and blocked.  

David Robbins K1TTT
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