[TowerTalk] Tower Fatality

K9MA k9ma at sdellington.us
Tue Jun 18 22:33:55 EDT 2019

I have to stand on the top of my 25G, too, but I'm not crazy about it. 
The 503 insulators in the new guys are so heavy that even fully 
tensioned there's a bit of sag, so the tower can wobble around a bit. 
The scariest part, though, is climbing from the side of the tower onto 
the top plate, even with a couple safety lanyards. I put a 40 meter 
dipole above the tribander on a mast extension, and that's the only way 
to get it up there.

Scott K9MA

On 6/18/2019 12:33, Ed Earthlink wrote:
> Too much "pucker factor" on 25G for my taste and safety.  I will stand on
> top of my tower fine, although I am not big on mast steps (prefer to lower
> the mast by pulling the rotor the few times there is an unreachable problem
> from the top).  But 30 feet of unguyed 25G below me - and on top of that
> being 70 - 100 ft in the air?  No thanks.
> Ed  N1UR
> -----Original Message-----
> From: K9MA [mailto:k9ma at sdellington.us]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:27 PM
> To: Ed Earthlink
> Cc: towertalk at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Fatality
> They did loosen the guys first. The tower worker was about 30 feet above the
> lower guys.
> 73,
> Scott K9MA
> ----------
> Scott Ellington
>   --- via iPad
>> On Jun 18, 2019, at 12:14 PM, Ed Earthlink <sawyered at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> Wow, seriously?  Like cut 1, then 2, then 3?  Did they loosen them on
>> the ground first so they were essentially "flapping"?  I have to hope
>> so.  And how far above the next set of guys was he up there on the top?

Scott  K9MA

k9ma at sdellington.us

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