Roy Trumbull - Editor email@example.com
Bill Dempster - Artist
Projection Systems Inc. - Marci Mearns - (510) 259-2469
Santucci Video Systems - Sandra Santucci - (818) 704-6324
Belden - Steve Lampen - (415) 440-8393
Media Technical Consulting - Paul T. Black - (925) 827-9511
MARCOM - Martin Jackson - (408) 768-8668
William F. Ruck, Jr. Broadcast Engineer - (415) 564-1450
Ross Marketing Associates - Kevin Frost - (408) 988-8111
Kathrein (Scala Division) - Michael Wm. Bach - (541) 779-6500
Hammett & Edison, Inc. - Dane E. Ericksen, P.E. - (707) 996-5200
Howell Communications - Mike Howell - (559) 674-8989
Econco - George Badger - 650-327-7599
Improbable Missions Fource - Mike Schweizer - (888) 4-ISDN4U
Digi-Gear / Cancomm - Eric Lane - (818) 980-9188
West Penn Wire/CDT - Michael J. La Porte - (650) 652-9080
Microwave Radio Communications - Clark Rhoads - (909) 246-1602
As usual, our luncheon will be at Sinbad's just south of the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero near the foot of Mission St. We meet at 11:30 and are seated at 12:30. To make reservations call Paul Black at 925-827-9511 and leave a message on his machine.
Educator of the Year - Terry Baun, CPBE CBNT.In recognition of his development of the CBNT tutorial.
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With the resulting bad will generated by such moves they will have to buy radio and TV ads to woo back customers.
Roy Trumbull - Treasurer
In some cases this occurred very early in the process and not while something was being removed or hung on the tower. I've not seen any discussion of these failures or read any official determinations on the cause.
In one case, I suspect an inexperienced young rigger (who lost his life) may have been in over his head. In other cases there may have been some pre-existing problem that was missed during an inspection.
Some 40 years ago I was the bag boy for a rigger building a small self supporting tower. I put hardware and tools into a rigid cloth cylinder that he raised and lowered. He favored working from a boatswain's chair and nearly gave me heart failure one day when he kicked off from the tower and dropped 20 feet and landed on another tower face.
One thing I learned the hard way was that rigid line has a top and a bottom. The center conductor goes in one way. If that is the top, everything is fine. If you invert the line, the center conductor falls out.
This particular rigger was the most talkative person I've ever met. At the end of the day I had to backtime my exit by an hour. He had a continuous stream of interesting stories he loved to tell and it took an hour to break free.
He'd come up through the Depression and had worked a lot of jobs. He was an excellent machinist and could make antenna parts in his garage.
I had an FM antenna that kept shedding tuning rings into the blackberry bushes. He was a good guy to know.
Roy also posts the current newsletter at home.earthlink.net/~rhtrumbull but the posting is without links.