>And, I'm going to start heeding the advice to have a
>helper on site
> "There but for the grace of God go I."
Golly, I have been giving this some thought, too, for the past 24 hours.
Yesterday I was getting an antenna ready to go up for CQWW and had a stupid
mishap which resulted in a bash (with bleeding) to my chin. I was on the
ground at the time, and I was working alone. I was rigging to tram up a
full-sized 2-el 40 to work those hard-to-get places. No fleshflaps and the
bleeding stopped quickly, so it was obviously superficial. A little
peroxide and a bandaid and I was back at it.
Anyway, another 6-8 inches and it could have been my skull.
So now the antenna's up and the feedline's shorted, since what fell on my
chin landed on the coax pigtail and I didn't realize it until this morning
when I was doing the final smoketest.
Well, my wife is a little concerned that I work alone. To me, I'm not about
to miss another CQWW just because the station's not ready. Or whatever.
It's a risk I have been willing to take. Maybe I should just refrain from
doing stupid things when nobody's around?
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