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Re: [TowerTalk] climbing towers not built by pros

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] climbing towers not built by pros
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 09:44:54 EDT
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I agree with Pete.  I have seen some installations by hams that even  Evil 
Knievel wouldn't climb.  Others built by 'amateurs' are well  constructed.  I 
make it a point to never climb someone else's tower.   There are too many 
dangerous variables that may crop up.  I don't like  surprises 100 feet in the 
I have seen some big towers only set in dirt and guyed with cheesy 1/8  
cable.  In Florida the life of a section of steel tower buried in the soil  
here is very short.  Lots of 'amateur' installations are just  
Bill K4XS 

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