[TowerTalk] Extension Ladder on Tower
ChetMoore at cox.net
Wed Sep 5 15:23:26 EDT 2007
There would only be one reason to lash ladders together like
that...........I have looked but I can not find the antenna you must have
been working on !!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Barry" <w2up3 at verizon.net>
To: <TOWERTALK at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 7:51 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Extension Ladder on Tower
> Here's another crazy one, done by your's truly. I needed to work on a
> ceiling fan in our 2 story family room. Naturally, I didn't have a 14
> or 16 ft A frame ladder, so I lashed these two ladders together:
> My wife was standing on the bottom rung to keep it from tipping (and I'm
> still here to talk about it.)
> Barry W2UP
> Dick, W1KSZ wrote:
>> Is Andrews last name Wallenda ??
>> (Sorry, couldn't resist).
>> 73, Dick, W1KSZ
>> john at kk9a.com wrote:
>>> Page 24 of the September / October 2007 issue of NCJ shows Andrew, from
>>> KC1XX towers, using an extension ladder to reach an antenna element.
>>> ladder is somehow attached to the tower and it leans against the element
>>> he is able to climb out to repair the beam, which happens to be 185 feet
>>> high. I recall many years ago seeing slides in Dayton of someone doing
>>> something similar. This certainly takes pucker factor to a whole new
>>> I wonder how common this is and what safety precautions are used with
>>> method of antenna repair.
>>> John KK9A
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> Barry Kutner, W2UP Newtown, PA
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