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Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower - Liability
From: W4LDE-Ron <>
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2008 16:02:45 -0400
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Appreciate your comments, however, what I have recently learned is that 
those buddies are indeed buddies until a XYL doesn't have one of them 
around anymore.

Some of the helpers will be complete strangers to me.  Do I know there 
capabilities, answer is no, there physical well being, NO I don't know.  
I probably would be better off dropping the tower / antenna and hauling 
it off to the junk yard but I thought maybe the club could use it.  They 
are excited about getting the 40' tower, tribander and two Ham-V's in 
return for the help.  All in good shape.  Use it every day.

I know that with proper planning, experience and supervision about 99% 
of the risk is avoid but the 1% unknown is what frightens me.

73 de

Jim Lux wrote:
> Liability for who?
> There's lots of ways to look at this..
> If I were to invite a bunch of buddies over to have a barbeque, and 
> bad things happen with the propane bottle, injuring my buddies, my 
> homeowner's insurance would cover it (probably).
> If I set up a party and charge admission, and then the propane bottle 
> blows up, that's another story.
> If I go over to my buddy's house and asks me to start his barbeque, 
> and it blows up, then there's probably some back and forth between our 
> two homeowners/health insurance companies.
> If I go over to my buddy's house and he pays me to start the barbeque 
> (especially if I'm in the barbeque lighting business), and it blows 
> up, it might be more of a problem for me than for him.
W4LDE-Ron wrote:
>    Bill,
> I am actually having the local club help me take down a tower/antenna 
> which I then am going to donate to the club a week from this Saturday.
> The XYL and I had exactly the same conversation just last night, how 
> to protect (liability) during the process. I was going to call ARRL 
> and see if they had an answer.
> Will keep a eye out for any replies and if I get any info I will pass 
> it along to you and the reflector.
> 73 de
> Ron W4LDE 

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