Why don't you fellows just shred that copy of QST. Enuf!!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pete Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Markhasin, Vitaly" <Vitaly.Markhasin@UE-1.com>; "'Bill Coleman'"
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 10:51 AM
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Disturbing tower picture in QST
> I would be willing to bet that it's a little stub tower, and that the
> bottom guy is standing on the roof, but none of them is wearing anything
> like a proper harness. Steve should relook at the picture, and revisit
> safety message it sends.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
> At 12:31 PM 10/13/2004, Markhasin, Vitaly wrote:
> >The bottom one definitely DOES NOT. They should wear full harnesses and
> >73! Vitaly (VE6JO)
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Bill Coleman [mailto:email@example.com]
> >Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 6:15 AM
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Disturbing tower picture in QST
> >I received a reply from Steve Ford, WB8IMY, who is the editor of QST.
> >He assured me that all three gentlemen were wearing climbing belts,
> >although they are not visible in the picture.
> >On Oct 12, 2004, at 11:32 PM, Bill Coleman wrote:
> > > In the October 2004 QST, on page 52, there's a rather disturbing
> > > picture. It shows three hams on a tower. Ostensibly, they are
> > > installing a 2m antenna at a hospital as part of an Eagle Scout
> > > project.
> > >
> > > Here's the disturbing part. Although it isn't possible to tell for
> > > certain from the photograph, NONE of the tower climbers appear to be
> > > wearing any sort of climbing safety gear. One gentleman on the left of
> > > the picture appears to have a strap around his rib cage. The gentleman
> > > above him on the right seems to have a similar clip to the tower. The
> > > fellow below and to the right has nothing, and doesn't appear to be
> > > doing anything to further the installation.
> > >
> > > Now, I'm all for doing good things for the benefit of the general
> > > public, and installing a 2m antenna system in a hospital is a good
> > > thing. BUT, that's no reason to compromise safety.
> > >
> > > Tower climbing is a dangerous activity. Proper safety gear and all
> > > safety precautions ought to be followed.
> > >
> > > QST ought to consider the consequence of publishing pictures showing
> > > hams recklessly endangering themselves.
> > >
> > > Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL Mail: email@example.com
> > > Quote: "Not within a thousand years will man ever fly!"
> > > -- Wilbur Wright, 1901
> > >
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