Skip to comments.Tokyo tower shows off breathtaking views (2,080 ft. tower)
Posted on 04/17/2012 8:08:03 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
Journalists walk on the 450-meter (1,476 feet)-high observation deck of the Tokyo Sky Tree during a press preview in Tokyo Tuesday, April 17, 2012. The world's tallest freestanding broadcast structure that stands 634-meter (2,080 feet) will open to the public in May. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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That is a helluva tall tower.
Speaking of tall towers, I recall when channel 20 in Houston tried to build a tall transmission tower in the early 1980s; there was a mishap during construction and much of the tower came down. The reason why the collapse stuck in my mind is that the tower was intended to be one of the tallest in the state or region (I forgot what specific height record was meant to be reached).
Dec 2009, I spent 2 weeks in ICU/Trauma Care after a 5 ft. fall. Lost a spleen and a kidney, 18 units of blood during the surgeries, 3 broken ribs, including one into the chest cavity, and a fractured vert.
Only good thing that came from it was that I found out that I was REALLY right with God, and ready to go. Disappointed, in fact, when I woke up in the hospital.
I do own a step ladder. I don't use it much anymore. ;)
Pretty expensive gamble for a silly record, don’t you think?
Time to post those great tower vids again!
Russian kids playing on a 1,000 foot tower.
Climbing to the top of a 1768 foot tower.
World’s Highest Mast Climb at the Macau Tower - UM MBA — 1,109 ft Macau Tower mast climb
It the “record” was ancillary to the goal of having a helluva broadcast area. If I recall correctly, the mishap involved a helicopter that was lifting a segment of the tower into place. The station owners wanted to have a greater broadcast area than theor competitors in Houston. After the collapse, the station used a tower atop one of the Houston skyscrapers until the built a replacement tower (this, too, was pretty damned tall). If
That is an amazing story. It was some time prior to 1995 when I was on that tower. At one point we had 5 men on the tower.
Was not just putting in place the new heliax but lashing it to the tower that took the time. A 400 ft string of large heliax is not light. Was a teriffic site.
Holy Crap I’m so acrophobic that just the text in this thread gives me vertigo!
I hold a commercial radio license, but have never worked in that business for a living.
You know, I never had much problem with that. My caution was to always be careful of my grip and foot placement. Once I lashed off, I had to focus on what needed to be secured around me.
I double checked, it wasn’t a helo that was involved in the collapse, it came down to a section snagging on guy wires while being hoisted into place. I sent a video clip of the tower to you in FR mail.
Besides, everything looking down through my bi-focals looks 1000ft down.
I have kept my Advanced ticket, and never gone for Extra, because I'm grandfathered in with Advanced, and they are starting to get rare. I don't mind being a little different. ;)
I have been in some very interesting RF sites over the years. Many of my Ham friends when I lived in NM worked at the labs or the military bases. Very good techs and engineers.
I got the tour of the lab at the VLA site in Datil, guided by one of the engineers. Have been at Goldstone. Often thought it would be great to go to
Arecibo, Puerto Rico and see the Observatory. Never had the opportunity.
One of my neighbors in OK was a well known EME operator. He had a 38 ft dish in his front yard. He was a great machinist, necessary for home brew microwave transmitters and receivers. More plumbing than wiring. hee hee hee
He and some friends went to National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Greenbank AK and tried to make the first EME contact on 10 GIG. They had equipment problems (mechanical) and were beat out by another group soon after their attempt.
Got my Advanced in 1976, my Extra in 1985, GROL in 2000.
In the early days I was builder. We did a lot of one of a kind stuff you could not buy then. I was the PC board guy. Screen printed, etched and drilled them. Got pretty good at it.
Last 10 years I have not been that active, too many responsibilities. Taking care of elderly sick family members.
Time is catching me.
True that. I wonder if a super-strong earthquake would leave a permanent slant?
Hey, I miss-stated my neighbors dish size. It was 28 ft. not 38. Shows how long ago the mid 1990’s was.
I cant even get a long wire up in a tree these days.
I spent the last month up on the roof, whoo that was a chore.
I aint scared so much as just movin slow.
And poor sight really mucks that up.
Unless by some quirk of fate they didn't know about it.
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