[TowerTalk] gin pole

Barry Merrill barry at mxg.com
Mon Oct 27 22:24:26 EDT 2008

I needed a 60 ton crane with a 160 foot boom to reach to the back yard 
to remove the old tower, and to install the replacement and antennas.

A city permit was required (done by the crane company) to block the
street, even though it only filled one of the two lanes.

If you do get a crane, be sure to have the operator take the boom vertical
with you in the box, so you get aerial photos looking down at the results.

My pics from 160 feet are in the lower left hand corner at www.mxg.com.

One photo missing is Judy's white knuckles as she held onto the metal
rail of the box at 160 feet.


Barry, W5GN

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