[TowerTalk] Fall Arrest Reels/Fall arrest shock absorbing lanyard with Gorilla hooks
jay at kt5e.us
Thu Jun 15 08:57:22 EDT 2006
I bought a harness setup from www.tessco.com. The fall arrest connects to
the back D-Ring and splits into two 6 foot shock absorbing lanyards and
positioning on the front >>>>
"Flex-NoPac Twin Leg Shock Absorbing Lanyard. 1-1/2" elasticized webbing,
3/4" throat opening Centurion auto-lock snap hook on label end and 2" throat
opening auto-twist aluminum carabiner on each leg.
6 Ft. in Length"
This can give 100% safety when climbing or repositioning. After I get
started up or down the tower I always keep a side connected to the tower -
via the leg not the cross member. This is $244.00 for just the lanyard.
Yes - expensive but gives piece of mind for me, my wife and 4 children. I
shake my head when I see pictures of so many that spend $10s of thousands on
rigs, amps and antennas and then are connected to the tower with a cheap
leather belt. I think the last picture was on the cover of CQ at the D4B
Jay - KT5E
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pete Smith" <n4zr at contesting.com>
To: "Barry" <w2up at mindspring.com>; <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Fall Arrest Reels
> Ah, ok - this isn't what I was envisioning. I thought that what was
> described was a compact device that might actually connect to the D ring
> on the back of your harness, with a pull-out lanyard going to a gorilla
> hook which would be attached above you on the tower. It would extend and
> retract like a seat belt under slow, gentle tension, but lock solid if
> yanked. I guess maybe there isn't such a thing... Seems like a viable
> idea, though.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
> At 01:46 PM 6/14/2006, Barry wrote:
>>Fall arrest reels are pretty neat. I don't use one for tower work, but
>>got to experience one on a climbing wall a few months ago at the USS
>>Intrepid Air and Space Museum in NYC. It was kinda scary to just let go
>>when at the top and to be gently lowered back down, but it did work like
>>Phil Camera wrote:
>>> Do a Google search on Fall Arrest Reels and you'll find many kinds.
>>> We use them at work and have them "permanently" mounted on fixed
>>> attachment points where workers routinely have to use fall protection.
>>> Phil - KB9CRY
>>> Lockport, IL
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