Alan et al:
FYI - Klein, Bashlin, Buckingham and Miller (and others, I'm sure) all
make positioning belts and lanyards, fall-arrest harnesses and accessories.
You can also consider Petzl (makers of mountain-climbing harnesses)
full-body harnesses and ropes for fall-arrest purposes.
Do a Google or Yahoo! search on these names for web pages.
Gene Smar AD3F
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan AB2OS" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 4:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Belts/Harness legality
> So where does one buy these things? $75 seems a small price to pay for a
> decent safety device.
> Alan AB2OS
> On 05/27/04 03:20 pm email@example.com put fingers to keyboard and
> launched the following message into cyberspace:
> > You are correct. Spending a couple of hundred dollars on the "proper"
safety equipment when you only climb once a year may not make sense. Most
funerals do cost less than most tower installations, so why add to the cost!
To me, the second sentence pointedly indicates why you do need to spend the
money, you only climb the tower once a year and therefore are not as much of
an expert as one who does it for a living. As one poster mentioned, you
should see the effects to the human body when only a belt is worn and it
arrests a fall. Up to 5,000 pounds of force is applied to the body (300 lb.
person) when the fall is abruptly stopped. Shock absorbing lanyards (the
prescursors to bungee jumping) reduce that force to around 500 pounds and a
properly fitted full body harness distributes that force to the strongest
bones in the body, i.e. the hips. Hang on and good luck. My full body
harness with side mounted D-rings only cost me around $75 which is cheap
insurance in my bo
> 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.
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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.
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