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Man Rescued from Atop Ham Radio Antenna:

from on March 13, 2018
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by KG4RUL on March 15, 2018 Mail this to a friend!
As Clint Eastwood said: "A man has got to know his limitations"

Also a reminder that ANY tower work crew, at a minimum, should include a safety observer.

Some good references on the subject:
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by WD4AOG on March 15, 2018 Mail this to a friend!
The writer, at several points, states that the man was on his antenna, even going so far as to define the tower as an antenna. While we know a tower can be loaded as an antenna, he wasn't on an antenna. He WAS on a tower on which there was an antenna he was attempting to secure.

I use to work in TV news. They used to have editors who could catch and correct such errors but they've mostly eliminated that position in print and broadcasting in order to save money. That's why there's even less reason to fully believe what you read or hear on a news broadcast.

I've been the subject of 3 news stories in my life. All 3 contained errors.
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