[TowerTalk] Roswell Tower Accident

Doug Renwick ve5ra at sasktel.net
Wed Oct 24 23:36:47 EDT 2007

IMO if you can't free climb a tower then maybe you shouldn't be climbing
at all.  One or preferably two connections at the work level is advised.
Do not rush.  Test your connection with both hands on the tower before
transferring your life from your hands to your connection.  IMO a lot of
hams are out of shape.  If you are going to climb then you better be in
good physical shape or forget it.


Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Roswell Tower Accident

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I know you are right, but I have seen tower climbing professionals who
climb a tower with no safety line connected at all, and only hook up
when they are in place ready to work.

If the professionals are so lacking in concern, what hope is there for
us amateurs? I guess after you climb a few hundred towers with no
accidents, you become immortal. 

My rule is to always have two connections to the tower: Either my
safety line plus one hand, or two safety lines. I never trust only one
safety connection, ever. 

73, Bill W6WRT

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