WAS the web site.....the video is copyrighted so hence its been removed from several sites (including youtube)...
EDIT: Here is the BLOG that explains why it was removed.....(AND it showed the guy doing freehand climbing without 2 point hookon as REQUIRED by OSHA....so I can see WHY it got pulled!!)http://www.theonlineengineer.org/TheOLEBLOG/
Ive been up to 1700ft on several 2000ft towers and 800-1200 feet on 1500 footers....(but I cheated...I rode the elevator! I dont climb above 500ft but then I havent climbed that high in 15+ years
) I have a shot from the original "tall" tower in SW Houston, the old 1400ft "DeWalt" tower made by Dresser-Ideco...recently dismantled after serving for over 45 years..it was one of 9 built like it across the US (only one remains..in DFW..but it has been shortened to 1100ft after a Navy jet ran up one of the guy wires in the 80s and almost caused a disaster as it slammed into the top of the towerl yes the jet, a F4 Phantom. lost a wing and the pilot ejected before the plane crashed north of the tower farm on Beltline Rd)..They had a 75 foot wide candelabra at he 1400ft top with 2, 11 and 39 on the ends! Here is a pic of the top of the stick from ground level....I need to scan in the pic I took from the top...walked to the edge and leaned over and took a snapshot...there is a single pixel of blue next to the tower base...it was my 89 S10 Blazer
!!!BTW, almost forgot
...on the Houston stick, IF you look at the pic closely, there is a 2 story building in the center (made out of THICK sheet metal; how it survived through storms amazed me!)!!! It housed a lot of 2way gear..commercial and some ham radio repeaters..including one of the 1st ham repeaters in the US back in the 60 on 146.88 (later when ham repeaters had to have a distinctive callsign--now they just use a normal call of the owner or club who runs it-- the repeater got the first repeater call issued in the 5th call district, WR5AAA.....the code IDer was a code wheel in the 60s and 70s...it spun and made/broke the connection to the tone oscillator that made the tone for the Morse code (CW) id, sending the callsign once every ten minutes...later replaced by solid state/diode programmable type....but the A A A was didah didah didah (using di instead of DIT or DOT...in reality thats how it sounds, not dit/dot unless it is the last
character!)....it sounded sooo neat at 20 words per minute Morse code...the 146,88 and its later UHF sister repeater on 444.6 output had mobile range to Winnie!!! They were removed from the tower in the early 2000s...I was up on the tower doing work on both systems in 1992...have pics I need to scan in..
Yep, size (of the tower in height) DOES