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Milt what did you fly as a Nasal Aviator :).
I have near 7000 hrs as a Naval Air Crewman. Started on EC-121Ms
then EA-3Bs. On to EP-3Es as an Airborne Electronic Warfare
Operator. UC-12B (Beech King Air 200) as loadmaster/Crewchief and
then P-3C Flight Engineer.
On the related subject, I "HAD" a G5RV that had in a 50Ft Hemlock
in the front yard. About 40ft down the tree, the rest went to the
back yard to a 10ft post in the back corner. I say Had because
the tree was a double trunk we had to have removed because a crack
developed in it. So now Im sans anything for 40 and below.
On 12/3/2020 19:22, N6MG - Milt. via
Jerry, I can hardly understand that Dr's order...I mean from
someone that built a bookcase/console for his radio and it
collapsed, what could possibly go wrong?
On a serious note, I have to own up to falling off an
extension ladder a few years ago. I had the ladder extended up
to about 10' agl. I was at the top, leaning waaay out to the
left, working on a tangled up American flag. Well, so much for
the all-important "weights & balances" that I studied as a
The ladder flipped around dumping me in the rose bed below.
What I remember was things going to slow motion on my way
down...I remember thinking,
"This is gonna hurt!"..."This is gonna hurt!"...
I landed on a coiled up 100' heavy duty hose. No pain! But,
I bounced a few feet up in the air and landed on the brick
knee wall around the roses and wound up with a broken rib and
a bruised shoulder.
Land of the free, home of the brave? That American flag now
fends for itself!
Anybody else have ladder stories?
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 3, 2020 4:11 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antennas for 160m
Drs. orders - NO Ladders !
On Thursday, December 3, 2020, 06:04:27 PM
CST, Barry VA7GEM via groups.io
On Thu, Dec 3, 2020 at 06:42 AM, Jerry
Thought about taking out a
chunk of the tree just below the antenna
and then gluing it back together, but
problem was how to hold up top of tree
while sawing of a few feet.
On Thursday, December 3, 2020,
08:28:02 AM CST, Barry VA7GEM via
Easiest way to lower the height is
with a chainsaw.
Bonus is wood for the winter.
Hope to see you on the doubleheader
I reckoned you would just take a few feet out
of the bottom.
Old guys should stay off of ladders. My XYL
to the neighbor.
See you on the Double Header