|To:||Alan AB2OS <email@example.com>,towertalk reflector <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] Anti-climb measures|
|From:||Pete Smith <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 14 Jun 2004 15:04:02 -0400|
At 08:35 AM 6/14/2004, 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.
At the suggestion of W9LT (now WA7LT), I wrapped the base of my tower in two passes of 3-foot-wide hardware cloth, for a total of 6 feet of height, and wired it securely to the tower legs and cross members. I don't have many close-by neighbors, and have seen no signs of any tampering, but there's something to be said for taking measures that at least LOOK a little more formidable, from a legal defense point of view. Of course, anyone with an aluminum stepladder can bypass any such trivial obstacle, but at least it shows you tried!
73, Pete N4ZR
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