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Re: [TowerTalk] Tower, rotator and antenna maintenance

To: "'K8RI'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower, rotator and antenna maintenance
From: "Steve Jones" <>
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2012 10:36:11 -0800
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I've had an artificial shoulder since my early forties.  I stilled climbed
my 120' Douglas fir to work on the tower top and beam I had mounted there,
until about 10 years ago.  My surgeon did a routine check-up and said my
prosthesis was broken and should have been replaced a year earlier.  And I
had just made a half dozen trips up the tree!  Now I'm almost 65, my wife
says "no more climbing", and I have a new crank-up tower.  Now instead of
worrying about climbing dangers, I worry able cables and pulleys...

I agree with whoever said 1) have a clear plan of what you're going to do
when you climb, and 2) don't stay up there too long.  Oh, and bring bug
spray.  Once I disturbed a yellow jacket nest near the top of the tree and
got stung several times!



-----Original Message-----
From: TowerTalk [] On Behalf Of K8RI
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 9:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower, rotator and antenna maintenance

On 11/8/2012 11:51 PM, Wayne Kline wrote:
> Turning 65 in DEC..  I don't free climb any more, so it's one rung at a
time, no longer scampering up at a moments notice. We plan the day, the
work, thinking through every conceivable problem and the fix / maintained or
update.   I just did a total redo to my 70' ten meter tower , building two 6
element OWA antennas  , new Phillystran, New feed lines  and  two new coats
of bright Rust Bullet Paint.I kind of subscribe to the notion  use it or
loose it...   So to repate a little ditty I was told looooooog ago  When I
was young and in my prime  Up  the tower, I would always climb. But now that
I am Old and Gray I only Climb is once a day. Author Un know   Wayne W3EA

Those are not the words or context I remember<LOL>


Roger (K8RI)


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