if one is touching the frayed cord or a tool with an internal short and
the tower you are directly in the path. And since it is rather hard to
be up the tower without touching it you must be very sure any AC powered
tools you use are in good condition. Personally I prefer to use battery
powered tools up a tower at any time, not only isn't there a problem
running a cord but there is no worry of shock hazard. For night
climbing I have a pair of halogen fog lights mounted sideways on two
poles carrying feedlines to the tower. Their wide flat beam provides
enough illumination for climbing and general work, then a large battery
powered light with cord and hook can provide task lighting if needed...
those head strap mounted lights would also be handy and are something I
would get if I were to contemplate doing night work again.
David Robbins K1TTT
AR-Cluster node: 145.69MHz or telnet://dxc.k1ttt.net
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:towertalk-
> email@example.com] On Behalf Of Cqtestk4xs@aol.com
> Sent: Friday, October 15, 2004 11:40
> To: TOWERTALK@contesting.com
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Night climb
> While not condoning a night climb....a quick question.
> If a power cord was brought up the tower and one of the hot wires
> the tower, wouldn't the tower, if properly grounded take all the
> ground? Wouldn't the only time he would be at risk is when he was
> the tower and the ground? Inquiring minds want to know.
> Bill K4XS
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers",
> Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041
> any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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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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