I made my own anticlimb sections, from plans in an old ARRL Handbook.
I don't know if they still have the info in the current edition.
Basically, it's 3 sheets of galvanzied sheet metal 18 inches wide
(for Rohn 45) by 5 ft tall, held in place by 2 brackets fashioned
from aluminum angle stock, to hang from the tower rungs. Got the
sheet metal cut at a local machine shop. As I recall it cost about
$60 for the 3 sections (in 1990).
A not very close-up picture can be seen at
http://www.dl1iao.com/album/w2up99/1.jpg (courtesy of DL1IAO when he
visited in 1999). Once done, take a picture of it, so in case anyone
does get hurt, you can show the measures you took to prevent idiots
from hurting themselves.
On 14 Jun 2004 at 8:35, Alan AB2OS wrote:
> What, if any, measures are people taking to prevent the neighborhood
> kids climbing their towers, with possible resulting falls, injuries
> (or worse), and lawsuits? AN Wireless lists an anti-climb accessory
> for $450, but I can't see why one needs anything that expensive.
> This area has plenty of kids and few fences (except around pools), so
> I do need to take some precautions.
> Alan AB2OS
> 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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Barry Kutner, W2UP Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org
Newtown, PA Frankford Radio Club
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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