I found one of the adjustable ladders is quite handy when tuning antennas
near the ground. As far as I can see this is just a different take on
something that's been around a while. Go to your local hardware stores
and/or "big box" stores and look for something similar. You might find
something a bit less expensive. Good ladders are expensive no matter what
the configuration. At least they don't use copper. You'll often find mine
(early generic brand) as a straight ladder up against the side of the tower,
to the roof of the shop, or the roof of the house so I can get at the low
> little research on the web, and I haven't seen anything bad, and in fact,
> did find a number of pretty good comments. They are somewhat pricey, but
> what I'd get it may well be worth it. (In addition to my recently departed
> A-frame ladder, the extension ladder that I have is old, somewhat flimsy,
> and a bit too short anyway).
You should try my 30'+ , wood, extension ladder. When fully extended it's
like climbing a rubber band. That ladder was old when I was born and it's
still in good shape. Any wood with that much oil soaked in will last
forever. OTOH it is *heavy*. (Always inspect any ladder *thouroughly* that
you plan on using. Each material has it's strengths and weaknesses)
> I was wondering if anyone on the list had any firsthand experience with
> these, good or bad, that they'd care to share? To keep at least marginally
If it has wheels, keep them out of the dirt. With ladders, it's a good idea
to keep the the KISS principle.
Hinges and latches take care. Leave them out in a rain a few times and it'll
be a "one position" ladder.
Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2
www.rogerhalstead.com (Use return address from home page)
> on-topic, in addition to general household use, this is what I'd use to
> onto the roof where my current antennas live.
> David, K2DBK
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