[TowerTalk] EMERGENCY US Tower cable broken

Al Williams alwilliams@olywa.net
Sat, 26 Feb 2000 13:36:36 -0800

I'm not sure but I read that the tower stayed up at the 10 foot raised
height.  What keeps it from crashing down?


-----Original Message-----
From: D. Rodman, MD <rodman@acsu.buffalo.edu>
To: towertalk <towertalk@contesting.com>
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2000 10:38 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] EMERGENCY US Tower cable broken

>Have MDPL589 tower about 13 yrs old.  Nice day today.  Cranked down to
>relace bad coax on Inv Vee.  Job done, motored up.  Went about 10 ft,
>horrible noise, snapped cable.  Turned motor off.  Lucky done in local
>mode, not remote.  Otherwise would not have heard breakage.  Inspection:
>cable attached to bottom of third section broken about 18-20 higher near
>pulley of next section.  No other damage.  Left tower.  Did not climb.
>Left message on US Tower answer machine (Saturday).  Just don't know how
>much of a hazard this is right now?  Should it be braced?  Certainly don't
>want to lose arms, feet or life doing climb.  Suggestions please.
>David J. Rodman, MD 
>Assistant Clinical Professor 
>Department of Ophthalmology 
>Research Assistant Professor
>Department of Chemistry
>State University of New York at Buffalo
>FAX 716-859-4565 
>Office 716-854-1137
>e-mail: rodman@acsu.buffalo.edu
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