AB1OC Tower Climbing

Tower Climbing Demo and Open House at AB1OC/AB1QB

Several folks have suggested that it would be interesting to see a tower climbing demonstration. It turns out that we need to climb our tower to do some routine maintenance before winter comes. This seems like a good opportunity for folks who are interested in learning how to climb a tower and work on it safely.

A View From Our Tower
A View From Our Tower as Anita, AB1QB Looks On

Ever wonder what’s involved in safely climbing and working on an Amateur Radio tower? Here’s your chance. On Sunday, October 15th at 1 pm we will be holding an open house and tower climbing demonstration at our station.

Climbing Safety Gear
Climbing Safety Gear

We have two sets of climbing safety gear and we’ll provide the opportunity for those who want to try it on to do so. I am going to climb our tower to the 45-foot level to do some maintenance on our weather station. Anita and I will be explaining how to safely climb and work on an Amateur Radio tower.

Invitation to Operate Our Station

AB1OC-AB1QB Shack
AB1OC-AB1QB Shack

We will also provide an opportunity for folks to get on the air at our station and make some contacts as part of our open house. Our station will be configured for you to try SSB Phone, CW, and digital modes including the new FT8 mode. You can try any or all of these modes. We’ll be QRV on all bands from 160m – 70 cm. Power levels will be from QRP up to the legal limit.

We hope that our club members and friends will join us for our open house. It should be fun!

Fred, AB1OC

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2 thoughts on “Tower Climbing Demo and Open House at AB1OC/AB1QB”

  1. I seem to miss directions to your home/address. Please provide as I intend to attend. Thanks!. KC1IFY.

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