I don't usually comment on things I don't see, so I won't this time either.
BUT, I'm sure every producer wants something that will get attention.
Here in NC all tower people must be licensed and I think you'd be hard pressed
to get gypsies onto a commercial site.
I could be wrong, of course, but it's my understanding that using unlicensed
crew will put big liabilities on the tower owner, as well as fines if the
operation is discovered.
I have no idea what would happen if a friend or gypsy fell off a ham tower.
It's scary to contemplate. Just think of calling the friend's wife!
I have encountered three crews lately.
1. Change top guys on an AM tower, 200', and mount frame and some cell ants.
The crew arrived in a crewcab pickup that must have cost $40K, with a
20' trailer AND an big newish van full of gear.
I'd bet none of them were $10/hr workers.
2. Tower light work at a little over 200'.
Lone wolf, nice guy, ham, arrived in shiny Hummer.
Nice to work with, did good job.
Do you really think he gets $10??
3. Guy work, erection of new 200' Rohn for AM.
Family crew, in the field for years, do good work.
No $10 people there!
SO, maybe NC is a leader in this area?
I have shopped for people to take down towers offered to me.
NONE would do it for less than I could buy the same tower for on the used
The lesson there is that standing towers, especially 25G, are worthless unless
you and a friend can take them down!
Does anyone on the list have personal experience with this stuff??
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