[TowerTalk] Two Killed Erecting Tower
K4RO Kirk Pickering
K4RO Kirk Pickering <email@example.com>
Wed, 22 Mar 2000 23:42:28 -0600 (CST)
> Amen, Bill, and particularly on the third point. You can even get special
> double fall arrest lanyards that have one snap on the climber's end and
> separate ones for the tower ends. That way you don't have to use your
> positioning lanyard for the second connection, though that's what I do.
> Champion may have them...
I use a pair fall-arrest lanyards on the back D-ring, plus a positioning
lanyard on the belt D-rings for the best of both worlds. All in an
integrated full-body fall-arrest harness, of course. I never have to
be disconnected while climbing or working. I occaisionally do the first
60 feet free-climbing. With the latest round of stories, I may reconsider
I find tower work to be difficult and dangerous. The only reason I
deal with it at all is because a) I just love playing radio, and b)
I want my tower and antenna installation to be as good as I can make it.
No one will ever care as much about my installation as I will. Or my life.
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