If you go back in your past issues there is an article about making a
Gin pole out of 1 x 3's. It may be useful for very small antenna's
but I pity the poor ham that attempt to put any lateral load on them.
When I get home I will see if I can find the issue and page number.
On 12 Oct 2004 at 23:30, 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
> 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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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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