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Author Topic: Awesome video of workers on 1700 foot Antenna  (Read 1781 times)
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« on: September 15, 2010, 03:23 PM »

I was scared just watching this video.  Hope these guys get paid well.

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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2010, 05:01 PM »

damn they took the video down.
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2010, 05:14 PM »

I was really looking forward to seeing that video.  Embarrassed
 I work on small point-point microwave links, and always wanted to go up on a BIG tower. Thrill seeking, and getting paid for it !
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2010, 06:32 PM »

I have climbed to the top of a 1000' tower, and it was pretty interesting.  At the time I was climbing some pretty big walls (as in free and aid rock climbing), so the height was not an issue, but the exposure on all sides certainly was wild.

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2010, 07:12 PM »

I watched it earlier until they got to the actual antenna, then had to stop. Don't know if it was my crazy workload or fear of heights that made me hit "back".  Wink  Good thing you fly kites from the ground.  Cheesy

Thanks for posting that, JW.
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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2010, 07:30 PM »

It's up on this web site ...

http://www.blippitt.com/transmission-tower-maintenance-video
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2010, 09:42 PM »

If anyone is looking for me, I'll be whimpering in bed! That got my acrophobia going real well. I've helped a couple of friends work on amateur radio towers 50-75' tall and that is too much for me now. Used to do non-technical mountaineering that had some exposure but no more. Old age and sanity have set in.
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2010, 10:22 PM »

Wow!

All the millions of dollars poured into Avatar to get a visceral reaction are trumped by a helmet cam.
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2010, 10:53 PM »

If these guys are fearless, who are the people building these things?  Huh Huh
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2010, 05:53 AM »

I was reading about this on another site, someone posted a link to this - the pull ups near the end made me feel ill  :'(

Completely crazy climbing on a tower crane (no safety) !!!!


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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2010, 06:30 AM »

A year or so ago, TLC or Discovery had a show on building one of the towers.  They were using a "Skycrane" helicopter to set the segments.  800' in the air, with a 200' piece of steel hanging from a helicopter overhead, and trying to line up 1" bolt holes?  I don't think so!
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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2010, 06:42 AM »

...hanging from a helicopter overhead...
And in the rotor wash no less.  Shocked  I'm with you.
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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2010, 06:43 AM »

And, yeah, Allen, I agree about the helmet cam!
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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2010, 07:00 AM »

Wow!

All the millions of dollars poured into Avatar to get a visceral reaction are trumped by a helmet cam.


Great point Allen!
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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2010, 07:22 AM »

Aw i'm bummed it didnt show them workin on anything. The height doesnt bother me but carry an extra 30lbs and then to stand on just a rod, my muscles ache just thinking of that.

It is a cool vid
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