I don't think there's any law whatsoever (even here in the east!) that mandates
kind of belt to use, or to use one at all on your own property. It may be an
for commercial outfits, but certainly not for homeowner/hams repairing their
Give the government enough time and they'll find a way to tax and regulate it
While I agree that a properly outfitted harness/fall arrest system is the way
to go, I'd
that the vast majority of hams use a belt sytem only. This may or may not
make sense if
you're climbing a tower once in a blue moon.... the risk/reward depends on the
As in many situations, how safe you are can depend a lot on how much you can
to spend (all other things being equal).
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
TowerTalk mailing list