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Re: [TowerTalk] Plenty of Ham Friends who climb towers

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Plenty of Ham Friends who climb towers
From: Alan NV8A <>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 11:10:58 -0400
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I originally intended to put up a tower I would need to climb, and I 
even bought a safety harness to allow me to do so safely. But then my 
wife (now a ham too) persuaded me that I am too old for this sort of 
thing and that I/we should spring for a tilt-over crank-up.


Alan NV8A

On 05/11/07 09:42 am Lee Buller wrote:

> This is more of a Lament that anything.  A subscriber commented in the 
> StepPIR vs any other antenna war....that he has plenty of ham friends to 
> climb a tower.
> Well, try that in Kansas....with all the guys in our club pushing 60 and 
> above with about three guys below the age of 40.  Yes, we try to get young 
> people involved, but most are not interested.  The last class we had were all 
> retirees wanting something to do...or...people interested in 
> Disaster/Terrorist/ParaMilitary operations.  These are the guys who want to 
> have a mobile radio and a handitalkie on their belt.  Not general run of the 
> mill guys interested in radio/electronics/antennas/etc.
> I am sure there are other people out there living in the "hinterlands" that 
> have the same issues....lack of Ham Friends in the immediate locale.  RATS!  
> If I need tower work done, my good buddies, AB0S and W0NO, have to drive 2 
> hours.  Well, that is par for the course in least iit is flat and 
> straight roads and you can run 75 MPH.  


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