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Re: [TowerTalk] Fall Harness-My Choice

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Fall Harness-My Choice
From: "Glenn Thorne" <>
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 13:54:55 -0500
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I have the cable on my HD-80 AN Wireless tower.  Until I got the cable up I 
used two straps like Dave.  One was, and still is, my fall arrest lanyard. 
The cable sleeve makes it easy to stay safe when ascending and descending. 
Much quicker than using the two straps.

73, Glenn/KD0Q

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Gilbert" <>
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Sent: Friday, August 13, 2010 7:38 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Fall Harness-My Choice

> I have an AN Wireless HD-70 freestanding tower with the foot pegs ...
> slippery enough to require caution when wet, but not treacherous.  I
> climb with a full body harness with two relatively short safety straps,
> neither of which are fall arrest lanyards.  Each safety strap has a
> self-locking gorilla hook on the end (required because of the large
> steel cross braces on the tower), and one or the other hook is ALWAYS
> attached to a cross brace as I climb.  I even have a third strap and
> gorilla hook coming from a separate belt around my waist that I affix to
> the tower while I am working.
> 73,
> Dave   AB7E
> On 8/13/2010 4:34 PM, Jim Thomson wrote:
>> Message: 3
>> Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 11:09:25 -0500
>> From: "Noid Wilson-NM5I "<>
>> Subject: [TowerTalk] Fall Harness-My Choice
>> Dear Group,
>> <snip>
>> ##  How many folks on here run the 3/8"  winch cable  from top
>> to bottom of the tower,  and use the positive locking device, hooked to 
>> your
>> climbing gear of choice?    IE: if you slip, get stung by a wasp, get 
>> dizzy from
>> the heat, etc, what's  stopping you from falling 100'....aside from the 
>> next set of
>> guy wires below you ?   I see the Trylon version of this device uses a 
>> shock absorber
>> at the top of the tower.  Some versions use a 3/8"  cable..and some 
>> versions use a
>> square tubing rail, running the entire height of the tower.
>> Later... Jim   VE7RF


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