STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

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Post by Swifty » 15 Dec 2016, 20:16

Still knocking about Stanley , john did ring me this morning and he did mention he had sent some pics , hope everyone's fine and well

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Post by Stanley » 16 Dec 2016, 04:29

They were good ones as well! Nice to hear from you. The Lads are quiet these days but we keep SC on life support. Too good to let it slip away. All the best to you for Xmas and the New Year.
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Post by Steeplejerk » 18 Dec 2016, 19:00

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Post by Stanley » 19 Dec 2016, 03:48

Thanks for that Tom! Nice to know you are alive and well. All the best for Xmas and the New Year.....
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Post by Stanley » 02 Jan 2017, 05:38

Does anyone know where young Jason is these days? I liked that lad a lot!

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Jason on Ellenroad stack in 1986.....
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Post by Steeplejerk » 03 Jan 2017, 11:49

Have'nt seen Jason for Donkey's years,last saw him in a pub in Rochdale about 3 years after that photo was taken,he told me he was plastering..
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Post by Stanley » 04 Jan 2017, 04:13

Thanks for that Tom. If anyone sees him let me know. I have an idea he will be doing all right somewhere. He always struck me as having his head screwed on tight!
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Post by Bodger » 18 Aug 2017, 07:51

https://www.facebook.com/pg/stwiwannage ... e_internal

A faux pas! , look at the the first one third line down, man climbing an aerial tower

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Post by Stanley » 19 Aug 2017, 03:36

Not sure what the mistake was Bodge apart from the price he is paid...... Enlighten me.
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Post by Bodger » 19 Aug 2017, 07:22

I thought i had sent the wrong link !

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Post by Stanley » 20 Aug 2017, 03:56

I suspect Tom and the lads would think they were in heaven if they got that much for a climb!
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Post by plaques » 14 Sep 2017, 09:57

Came across this picture the other day. Someone working on the flagpole on Colne's town hall. Brave man.
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Post by PanBiker » 14 Sep 2017, 10:38

I used the same method ( but with a ladder at each side) when we put the antennas on the top extension pole of the tower that we had down on the sports field at Rolls where we had our Club House for the radio club. The lattice tower was 2 section to just over 30 ft, we then had a 20 ft extension sat on a thrust bearing and rotor, we laddered this to get to the top.
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Post by Stanley » 15 Sep 2017, 03:21

Even in my climbing days I would have drawn the line at that!
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Post by PanBiker » 15 Sep 2017, 10:12

When we laddered the radio tower it was just like an extension to the lattice structure below, the ladders were tied laterally together. It needed two of us to get the antenna mounted one on each ladder at either side. We had climbing harnesses with safety carabinas so we could work hands free. We were rigging a tri-band HF beam antenna which had 3 elements each between 12-15ft long mounted on a 12ft long boom. We had to rig an extension pole above the laddering to support a pulley rig to haul the antenna up and allow us to pivot it up into its horizontal mounting position on the mast. The HF antenna was fitted about a third of the way up the extension pole and we then fitted a 16 element VHF beam which was just over 5m long just below the top. A few months later we got a 10ft long vertical collinear antenna for 144MHz. We asked the local firemen if they could pop it on the top for us, easier than laddering it all again. They rocked upon practice night and used it as a training exercise with their tender mounted auto extension ladder. We had pre fitted the feeder coax and all we had to do was tape up the cable run down the mast and tower.
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Post by Stanley » 16 Sep 2017, 02:24

Nice to hear the fire brigade still like a practical practice.... I used to give them a shout at Ellenroad if I wanted a well emptying.

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Rochdale fire brigade emptying the wells at Ellenroad in 1964.
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Post by BillHowcroft » 16 Sep 2017, 08:06

When my middle daughter was about 16 we had a French exchange student visit whose ambition in life was to be a firewoman. We rang up the local firestation and they said they'd show her the kit if not disturbed by a real emergency event. They put on a real good show and then dressed her up in some of the gear. "Eeh you look just like a Frog" said a passing fireman.

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Post by Stanley » 17 Sep 2017, 03:40

That would help the Entente Cordiale! :laugh5:
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Post by Steeplejerk » 19 Sep 2017, 14:07

Ive been up that flagpole at Colne townhall,there was a strange tube set-up for the ropes to come through the roof that always chaffed the rope.
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