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 Post subject: Climbing a 1,768-ft. radio tower to change a light bulb.
PostPosted: Dec Sun 05, 2010 11:41 pm 
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After the short animation, you can watch these tower climber's ascend to the to tip top of a 1,768 ft antenna tower. This video has been pulled from youtube and may get pulled from this site. Watch it while you can. It is scary what some people do for a living.

http://www.rbr.com/radio/ENGINEERING/94/27557.html

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He needs a sky hook.

And I thought 185' was high.
(Height of a cable co. tower outside of Bardstown, Ky. The highest I've ever climbed. Nice view though.)
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I hate climbing up on the ladder to clean the gutters on the 2 story part of the house, so this video gave me the shakes. No way would I ever even think about climbing something like that. I was on the roof of the building where I used to work once - 5 stories and absolutely no railing or fence or anything at the edge; that was more than I needed to experience.

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Carl (Burnt Fingers) oughta be able to relate to that video.....

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Just got done watching it and about made me sick. Terrified of heights here. I just can't imagine anyone in their right mind doing this once let alone for a living!! :shock:

But the video was cool and I did download it in case it gets pulled.


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Makes the 125 foot towers I climbed look like nothing!

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How about helicopters for bulb changing? I seriously would only do that for a minimum of 10 million..... :x

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Had a friend in the military did that..........................after about two scotch and sodas. His record was 1450 feet. That took three scotchs. :D

Not me man, I'm afraid to stand up to pee. :shock:

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That made the rounds on some of the internet ham forums. Gossip was the guys that made the video never intended for it to get released to the public. Apparently they violated quite a few OSHA regulations and may be unemployed as a result :)


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Amazing video! ... you'd need a bucket of weebows to go up there. 8)


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When I first saw this clip a couple of months ago, the first thing I said to myself was,'Oh yeah, I am definitely gonna trust those bolts sticking out of the side of the tower to hold my weight while I climb!"

While I'm sure they do the job, my confidence in them would decrease the higher I climbed. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Climbing a 1,768-ft. radio tower to change a light bulb.
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canerods wrote:
This video has been pulled from youtube and may get pulled from this site. l


Still there (or back). I've still downloaded it just in case.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQzPB7RkFKA

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Has anyone from OSHA seen this? :shock:

Unbelievable!

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I would hate to get up there and then drop my screwdriver!


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These guys were 'free climbing' the tower which apparently is in violation of OSHA guidelines. You gotta be nuts to climb the tower in the first place, let alone break safety rules while doing it.

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I got about 3 minutes into the video and I had to click out of it. Too much anxiety about falling.

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Good grief the tower is moving around when they get to the top. :shock:


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Chuck McB wrote:
Good grief the tower is moving around when they get to the top. :shock:
Did you know that the top of the Empire State building drifts 1 foot off center at the top as it sways? :shock:

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spook I'd be throwing my guts up if I were feeling that 1 foot motion :oops:


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duplicate and i don't have any idea how it happened!


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