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

To: "'Alan NV8A'" <>,"'towertalk reflector'" <>
Subject: [TowerTalk] RE : Plenty of Ham Friends who climb towers
From: "hermans" <>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 18:29:55 +0100
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Hello Allan,

Abos and Wono, do they cross the Atlantic.... I need  some lowcost climbers
some time.....
73 Jos ( 73 years young )

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[] De la part de Alan NV8A
Envoyé : vendredi 11 mai 2007 16:11
À : towertalk reflector
Cc : Lee Buller
Objet : Re: [TowerTalk] Plenty of Ham Friends who climb towers

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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