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
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.
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.
> 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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