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Re: [TowerTalk] Risks on short towers

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Risks on short towers
From: Ethan <>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 13:09:48 -0400
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W0UN -- John Brosnahan wrote:
> At 21:10 25-10-07, wrote:
> I do know for a fact that in the past, if I was making a quick run up 
> a short tower,
> I would just grab my old pole-climbing belt, or in later years I would use my
> tree-trimmers belt.  I wouldn't bother with more serious rigging for 
> a few minutes
> on a short tower.
> Now that I am older and have seen more info on the dangers of NOT wearing an
> arrest harness, I have a much less cavalier attitude about the risks 
> of climbing
> with inadequate equipment.
> --John  W0UN
If I'm going to be more than 6 feet off the ground, I'm wearing my full 
harness and safety gear. It's not only safer, it's also much more 
convenient to be able to tie off and have your hands free.  Besides it 
only takes a few seconds to put the harness on, and it keeps me in 
practice.  I don't own a "safety belt" for the simple reason that they 
are not safe!


He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust 
--Psalm 91:4a


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