Reaching 60 does not mean your tower climbing days are over. I still do all
my tower work (mainly from the roof). With my heart problems I am not
allowed to climb trees any longer (but still have my spikes).
I use a bow and arrow to get my wire antennas up now and I have used crank
ups for 35 years to support my antennas. With a two story house I do all my
work from the roof.
I agree with Mike, K4PI that tower climbing keeps you in shape but please
make sure your legs and heart can take it. Make it easier by using a belt
that allows you to sit back comfortably and I carry along a two by four as a
temporary foor support. They key is keeping your feet relaxed.
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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