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Exclamation So. I almost killed myself today. - 09-22-2019, 05:46 PM

As some as you are aware I have gotten into OTA DX'ing of television signal.
I have been looking for old large out of production antennas.

So I have been running back and forth between TN and NY.
Several weeks ago I contacted a woman concerning an old Channel Master VHF antenna she wanted removed for free.

Very good shape.
Who does not like free?

Well I made arrangements to take it down today on my way through.

The antenna was attached to an old telephone pole. Real old.
And that is where the fun began.

I set the ladder up with a band strap at the top so it could not pivot against the pole.
Then secured the ladder to the pole lower down using a ratchet tie to further prevent pivoting.
The angle was perfect. Every thing was secure.

So I headed up with my ladder step attachment. I got high enough to get a good look at the top of the pole.

I was just thinking, "Well this does not look good".
About that time I could here the wood breaking.

I thought "UH OH. Not good."

Damn thing snapped off at the ground.

So with cat like reflexes I jumped away from the ladder as the pole went down.
Unfortunately the ladder got caught on a 4x4 post on the way down and pivoted and came up to play tag with me on the way by.

Def going to be sore in the morning.

So I can scratch 1 item off my bucket list.

Show up at a complete strangers house in another state and drop a telephone pole her house.

I managed to turn a perfectly good antenna into a total loss in under 5 minutes.
Must be some sort of record.

Thank god nobody had an iPhone rolling. I am sure it would have been quite entertaining to watch.

Just think you guys could have been permanently without my wit and wisdom.
And you would not have even known what happened.

Now sad would have that been?
They would have had to shut down AZB for a day of mourning when the news broke.

Moral of the story.

Free may not be without cost. HMMMMMMMMM!

Happy 100,000th post to me.



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09-22-2019, 05:50 PM

That was a good 100K. Way to save it for when your life is on the line you drama queen


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09-22-2019, 05:50 PM

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As some as you are aware I have gotten into OTA DX'ing of television signal.
I have been looking for old large out of production antennas.

So I have been running back and forth between TN and NY.
Several weeks ago I contacted a woman concerning an old Channel Master VHF antenna she wanted removed for free.

Very good shape.
Who does not like free?

Well I made arrangements to take it down today on my way through.

The antenna was attached to an old telephone pole. Real old.
And that is where the fun began.

I set the ladder up with a band strap at the top so it could not pivot against the pole.
Then secured the ladder to the pole lower down using a ratchet tie to further prevent pivoting.
The angle was perfect. Every thing was secure.

So I headed up with my ladder step attachment. I got high enough to get a good look at the top of the pole.

I was just thinking, "Well this does not look good".
About that time I could here the wood breaking.

I thought "UH OH. Not good."

Damn thing snapped off at the ground.

So with cat like reflexes I jumped away from the ladder as the pole went down.
Unfortunately the ladder got caught on a 4x4 post on the way down and pivoted and came up to play tag with me on the way by.

Def going to be sore in the morning.

So I can scratch 1 item off my bucket list.

Show up at a complete strangers house in another state and drop a telephone pole her house.

I managed to turn a perfectly good antenna into a total loss in under 5 minutes.
Must be some sort of record.

Thank god nobody had an iPhone rolling. I am sure it would have been quite entertaining to watch.

Just think you guys could have been permanently without my wit and wisdom.
And you would not have even known what happened.

Now sad would have that been?
They would have had to shut down AZB for a day of mourning when the news broke.

Moral of the story.

Free may not be without cost. HMMMMMMMMM!

Happy 100,000th post to me.

You missed my Birthday Bacon. Glad you're back in one piece! Happy 100k Brother.


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09-22-2019, 05:51 PM

I was just reading about you, glad all is well.


  
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09-22-2019, 06:07 PM

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09-22-2019, 06:48 PM

How did the ladder fare?


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09-22-2019, 06:50 PM

Damn, its back! lol


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09-22-2019, 06:53 PM

That's the spirit -!!!!!!!!!
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09-22-2019, 07:11 PM

Poles tend to worship Jewish carpenters....
...so this is really a break from tradition.


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09-22-2019, 07:27 PM

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Poles tend to worship Jewish carpenters....
...so this is really a break from tradition.
One Jewish carpenter was put to death up on a pole and a pole tried to put Sev to death under it. How ironic is that?

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09-22-2019, 07:35 PM

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As some as you are aware I have gotten into OTA DX'ing of television signal.
I have been looking for old large out of production antennas.

So I have been running back and forth between TN and NY.
Several weeks ago I contacted a woman concerning an old Channel Master VHF antenna she wanted removed for free.

Very good shape.
Who does not like free?

Well I made arrangements to take it down today on my way through.

The antenna was attached to an old telephone pole. Real old.
And that is where the fun began.

I set the ladder up with a band strap at the top so it could not pivot against the pole.
Then secured the ladder to the pole lower down using a ratchet tie to further prevent pivoting.
The angle was perfect. Every thing was secure.

So I headed up with my ladder step attachment. I got high enough to get a good look at the top of the pole.

I was just thinking, "Well this does not look good".
About that time I could here the wood breaking.

I thought "UH OH. Not good."

Damn thing snapped off at the ground.

So with cat like reflexes I jumped away from the ladder as the pole went down.
Unfortunately the ladder got caught on a 4x4 post on the way down and pivoted and came up to play tag with me on the way by.

Def going to be sore in the morning.

So I can scratch 1 item off my bucket list.

Show up at a complete strangers house in another state and drop a telephone pole her house.

I managed to turn a perfectly good antenna into a total loss in under 5 minutes.
Must be some sort of record.

Thank god nobody had an iPhone rolling. I am sure it would have been quite entertaining to watch.

Just think you guys could have been permanently without my wit and wisdom.
And you would not have even known what happened.

Now sad would have that been?
They would have had to shut down AZB for a day of mourning when the news broke.

Moral of the story.

Free may not be without cost. HMMMMMMMMM!

Happy 100,000th post to me.

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09-22-2019, 07:55 PM

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09-22-2019, 08:21 PM

When I heard tales of 'telephone pole' Sev, I was guessing something very different from this.


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