Now THIS is Antenna Engineering: Spectacular Tower Climb! 1


Technically this is more about antenna maintenance than design and engineering, but let’s not quibble. The video embedded below shows climbers ascending a 1768 ft antenna tower explaining the features of the antenna design. I feel acrophobic just watching it. But talk about a workplace with a view – in this case 55 miles to the horizon and over a quarter mile straight  down! Hat Tip: BoingBoing.

UPDATE: The original embedded video has been removed. Here’s a link to it at Make Magazine – still working, for now! There’s also an informative discussion and disagreement about tower-climbing safety issues raised by the video.


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