[TowerTalk] 2 HAMS died in Kansas City

Gene Smar ersmar at verizon.net
Mon Jul 14 10:17:36 EDT 2008


     In addition to electrocutions associated with towers and antennas, there have been news articles recently about how dangerous the commercial tower industry is becoming.  It has been labeled one of the most dangerous in the world.

     Most of the tower-related fatalities have been from falls from heights.  We Hams are also subject to the same type of lapses of concentration from time to time while we climb our towers.  I agree that safety with antennas, and even towers, ought to be more vigorously stressed by testing and periodic reminders from ARRL.  I'm copying my ARRL SM for his info as well.

73 de
Gene Smar  AD3F
Rockville, MD

From: RLVZ at aol.com
Date: 2008/07/14 Mon PM 12:47:25 EDT
To: towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: [TowerTalk] 2 HAMS died in Kansas City

Hi Guys,
This is very sad news.  Seems to be happening more and more.  I  had a very 
close encounter with a high voltage electric line when a young  ham.  (50 years 
Perhaps we should encourage the ARRL to encourage the FCC to put more  
related antenna safety questions on the FCC Tests.
Dick- K9OM
In a message dated 7/14/2008 9:54:00 A.M. Central Daylight Time,  
dino at k6rix.com writes:

All  indications points to  KC0TIG...


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