I'm in a location where I don't usually have access to help - or even a
non-climbing spotter. This has influenced a lot of my choices, including
the use of lightweight antennas that I can handle without mechanical help
on the tower. I've read of other folks manhandling all sorts of big
antennas while climbing alone, but that's not worth it for me.
One thing I always try to do is to take my cell phone with me up the
tower. If possible, I alert a neighbor that I'm climbing, and have both
his number and 911 on voice dial, just in case.
73, Pete N4ZR
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