(Left) Warning reminder right up on door jamb where operator has to see
it when reaching in for mast lever mounted on wall to left of intercom
mic and switcher. 1" stick-on letters are good and will last if surface
is cleaned well first.
A lightning detector which is about the size of a pager, and priced at
$79. The small portable "StrikeAlert" unit is being used and tested by
a station or two, and some corporate safety people have looked at this
sort of device as well. http://www.weathershop.com/strikealert.htm
There's also a vehicle moounted detector.
From friend Tony Germin of GVE, Canada <firstname.lastname@example.org> is one of two wireless mast controllers...one way of designing a push-a-button, look-up-and-see-if-it's-working device. Steve Pinkley from Will-Burt is shown demonstrating another at last year's NAB. His IR remote device was made by Paul Bickford of Bickford Broadcast Vehicles. [to top of page]
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Frontline has designed and built a safety railing system which allows for maintaining the overall height of a vehicle when driving, and creating a compliant rail-height when operating. This is not an issue to be taken lightly, as damage from falling equipment can be expensive, as can be the liability of an injured bystander. Also, if there is any sort of investigation resulting in a citation, lack of fall protection fines are expensive!!
The folks at KIRO figured
an earlier warning than the
mast hitting an overhead abutment might save some bucks in the long
and they produced an "earlier" warning system. It's made up of
parts: 3’-3” pvc pipe, 2-2” galvanize flanges, 1-2” galvanized pipe
in length, 3-5/16” x 3” stainless bolts, 3-5/16” nylock nuts, 1-5/16”
2 feet, 2-3/8” x 3” stainless bolts, 4-3/8” fender washers, 2-3/8”
steel nylocks, 1-2” pvc cap, 1-5/16” stainless steel eyehook, 1-5/16”
steel fender washer.