[CQ-Contest] Oops

Mark Beckwith n5ot at n5ot.com
Sat Dec 31 15:40:27 EST 2005

Ooops.  Wrong reflector.  Sorry.  Happy new year everybody!

Mark, N5OT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Beckwith" <n5ot at n5ot.com>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 3:03 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] [TowerTalk] Elevated guys to aN extreme

> Jim Lux:
>>> However, I think your point is valid when comparing
>>> rock climbing gear with tower climbing.
> W4EF:
>> I don't understand all the fuss about using man
>> rated climbing ropes and such for tower climbing.
> Time for the reality police to intervene.  I think it is clear from my web
> site that the incident Jason originally complained about is the way in 
> which
> we kept some of the younger teenage boys occupied at the tower party.  One
> of the adult men had all his rock-climbing equipment in the car and got it
> out and hung it off the lowest guy point of one of the other towers.  The
> boys played on belay and had a good and safe time.  At no time was a man
> doing tower work suspended from a rope or using mountaineering equipment
> except for carabiners, pulleys and web strapping from REI which are my
> personal choice for rigging antennas.  We didn't put up any antennas that
> day.
>> I have been up and down more times than I can count
>> two towers which N5OT helped engineer and install.
> Thanks for the kinds words, Mike.
> K7LXC:
>> Actually it's a clever solution.
> Thanks, Steve.  Though I'm satisfied with the engineering and the risk, I
> would still not do it again unless I had no alternative.
> Mark, N5OT
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