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#1 JohnE

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:05 AM

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was assessing what could be done for 3 temp antennas for a large Scouting event in 2 weeks. will post more pics as it progresses.


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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:43 AM

John... thanks for the info.  Let me just say that this is not a case where you would go over to "Chet's Discount Climbing Harness Shop" to prepare for a job like that. 

 

"I'm not affraid of heights... I'm affraid of widths... "

 

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 10:44 AM

people always ask if I'm afraid of falling, I tell them its not the fall its the sudden stop at the bottom thats the problem.

most fail to see the humor in that though.

aside from falling the worst thing that could happen is getting knocked out while strapped in.

all kidding aside its a 38' free standing tower pretty well mounted and if I'm not comfortable I won't climb it. I refused to climb one once and it didn't go well for the guy who did. from what I heard he walked away ok but was shaken up pretty good.


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Posted 29 September 2013 - 11:17 AM

Great Picture! Take care and best of LUCK.



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Posted 29 September 2013 - 11:50 AM

Just in case someone needs a "temporary Redneck Outrigger" for a tower, you can use one section of an old aluminum ladder u-bolted in 4 places to the tower. It works well... and don't call me no redneck, y'all.



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Posted 29 September 2013 - 04:59 PM

that would work well. have to keep that in mind.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:30 PM

worked on this Monday. forgot to take the camera up w/me. I forgot how tiring it can be working on these types of towers. 2 hrs to go up fix and come down and I was only about half way up, maybe a little more. if it goes bad again we'll change the cable.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 07:21 PM

what a week. stuff just failing in high places all over the place, another one today.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:15 PM

Very cool, through this pic I found your photobucket, All I can say is WOW.



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 12:28 PM

Super envious. I am trying to overcome some slight acrophobia. It is not too bad, but I do get a little nervous when on an 8ft ladder. When on a roof my heart starts to beat pretty quick and my hands get sweaty. Funny enough, I am fine on a plane.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 03:35 PM

Super envious. I am trying to overcome some slight acrophobia.

 

Now, why would anyone have a fear of "acrobats"....  OH, OOPS - I guess that's not the correct phobia, now, is it? 

 

I have Coulrophobia - a fear of clowns... like the one's in D.C.at the moment. :lol: ;)


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 11:46 PM

My wife actually does have a fear of clowns. I tease her about it sometimes, all in fun of course.


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 05:13 AM

Jeremy - it looks as if you and I derailed this thread... we'll have to put it "back on track".....

 

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 11:45 AM

LOL, been busy all weekend and just had a chance to check out the new posts. Yeah, sorry about the derailment... carry on.


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 02:51 PM

Cool stuff John. 



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 05:42 PM

put up the temp antennas yesterday and here are some pics.

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a different perspective. looking up is not the same as looking down.

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and for the HAM guys here, this was also on site

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 09:28 AM

Can you say "kid in a candy store" , I want that in my yard!  Great work John. 



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 05:30 AM

That brings up a point -

 

Does anyone reading this thread have a Home Owner's Association or any local government regulations concerning towers and antennas?  I was given some info recently that "The Villages" in Florida is so restrictive on yard based extras that you have to get permission to paint your mailbox.

 

It would be interesting to see which forum member residential areas have NON-FCC and NON-FAA restrictions. 

 

[If there are significant replies, I'll move everything into a separate discussion.]

 

Thanks...



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 11:14 AM

My wife actually does have a fear of clowns. I tease her about it sometimes, all in fun of course.

Jeremy,

I bet your wife doesn't get out much with her fear of clowns.It seems every time I get out on the road I run into a entourage of them driving down the highway.it makes me fear them also. :lol:...William



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:38 AM

Jeremy,

I bet your wife doesn't get out much with her fear of clowns.It seems every time I get out on the road I run into a entourage of them driving down the highway.it makes me fear them also. :lol:...William

 

LOL you got it William!


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