[Top] [All Lists]

[TowerTalk] Cell Tower Program

Subject: [TowerTalk] Cell Tower Program
From: Wilson Lamb <>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 16:26:28 -0400 (EDT)
List-post: <">>

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?? 




TowerTalk mailing list
<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>