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I think I'm gonna hurl...

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KE0EYJ, Jun 10, 2018.

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  1. WZ7U

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    Open it sooner :p
     
  2. WD0BCT

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    Free falling starts off at 0 ft per second. It takes time to approach terminal velocity.
    I'll bet the guy falling probably feels like its an eternity.

    I saw the aftermath of an iron worker who had tied himself off to a loose I-beam in order to help move it into place. The I-beam went over the side and he was one lanyard length behind it all the way down..(300 ft). His head met the end of the I-beam when it hit the ground. Alcohol was involved.
     
  3. W1TRY

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    I worked many years as a UHF TV Transmitter Field Engineer for Comark and the rule of thumb was if you were going to fall, make sure you were over 100' up to ensure you didn't survive.
     
  4. K3EY

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    You sound like my mother, and she is 87
     
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  5. K3EY

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  6. NN4RH

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    Hmm.

    OP says he thinks he might "hurl".

    Suppose someone on the top of that tower did "hurl" - how fast would it be going when it hit the ground crew below?
     
  7. WZ7U

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    125 mph
     
  8. KY5U

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    Tallest free climb 400’. Elevator up to 1800’. I was weak behind the knees but after working on tall buildings for awhile, I got over it. I climbed a 150’ at night to point a dsh. Now three steps into the house might as well be 600’ tower.
     
  9. K8JD

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    Whenever we had any antenna issues on a tower we called a tower company, the ones on rooftop masts we handled in-house !
     
  10. AF4LY

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