Its a shame this happened, if installed properly the AB-577 military crank up
tower is safe with its 3 sets of guy wires and very large earth anchors, i did
not see the Base section commonly referred to as the rocket launcher, at least
that's what i call it. when this tower is raised Using its "raising fixture"
its unlikely it would have fallen, could it be they were trying to erect the
mast alone and it might have got away from them. in any case a real tragedy.
EMAILING FOR THE GREATER GOOD
> Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 13:01:21 -0700
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Ham Radio family electrocuted
> Check out the last two pictures on this page. The coax makes it look
> more like a support pole for a dipole or something, and the pole itself
> looks like those 4 ft surplus military interlocking mast sections
> (apparently the aluminum version). It sure splattered a large arc
> across the patio pavers.
> My condolences to the family ...
> Dave AB7E
> David Kozinn, K2DBK wrote:
> > There are a lot of details in a story now up on ARRL:
> > http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2009/10/13/11135/?nc=1
> > 73,
> > David, K2DBK
> > k2dbk.com
> > k2dbk.blogspot.com
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