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Base Jumpers

Post by rich wood » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:11 am

Sad news today, a base jumper died jumping off a 2,000' TV tower in Metcalf GA yesterday. These thrill seekers are skilled at getting into the sites undetected and their web sites contain tips on trespassing and how to over ride the elevator controls.
More info see:
http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Thoma ... 10261.html

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Re: Base Jumpers

Post by grich » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:32 pm

Idiots.

One sure way the elevator won't run is if the AC disconnect inside the building is pulled.

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Post by Scott.Cason » Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:00 pm

"sad" news? Hard to feel sad for people who willingly break the law only to have it catch up with them like this.

and you can pull the disconnect to the elevator, they will just climb the tower. Granted, the elevator makes it a much more desirable target.
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Post by Kelly » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:15 am

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Post by w4cl » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:58 am

Had some night tower work going on about 15 years ago and the local Sheriff's department rolled up with lights flashing wanting to know, "What the hell is goin' on here!" After some explaining to them that we were the owners and had PAID workers on the tower, they said they had just run off some Base Jumpers from a neighboring tower and thought they had moved to our tower.

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Post by Deep Thought » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:43 pm

It's not a sport...it is mostly criminal trespassing by idiots.
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Post by RGORJANCE » Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:13 pm

Question.....are there emitter and collector jumpers out there as well? :roll:

Sorry, it is hard for me to let something like this go by. The devil made me do it.

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Post by kcbooboo » Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:08 pm

"Question.....are there emitter and collector jumpers out there as well?"

Most definitely. Gotta be some easy way to measure the current and compute the power.

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Post by KPJL FM » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:51 am

RGORJANCE wrote:Question.....are there emitter and collector jumpers out there as well? :roll:

Sorry, it is hard for me to let something like this go by. The devil made me do it.

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Not sure, Fossil, but from this story, I'd say some end up being Field Effect.... :shock:
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