[amsat-bb] Options for safer & permanent roof access?

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Sat Aug 5 18:47:37 UTC 2017

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      From: Scott <scott23192 at gmail.com>
 To: amsat-bb at amsat.org 
 Sent: Saturday, August 5, 2017 12:48 AM
 Subject: [amsat-bb] Options for safer & permanent roof access?
Hello everyone.

Most of the time, when you're looking for how-to ideas, searching online
will result in lots of options.  This time, I'm not having much luck - with
the exeption of expensive commercial solutions.

What I would LIKE to see are some ideas on how I can give myself better
(permanent) access to the roof that is more stable than an extension
ladder.  I only need to get up about 4 meters to a simple "A" roof, but
with every passing year that transition from the top of the ladder to the
sloped roof becomes more dangerous.

Has anyone built exterior stairs or utilized a fixed ladder to the roof
perhaps with some extended hand rails to make getting on & off the roof
less hazardous?

Alternatively, I'm certainly open to a purchased or second-hand solution if
the cost is reasonable.

Pictures would be great if anyone would like to share a URL or two.

With the number of antennas that have been put on the roof by Amateur Radio
operators over the decades, I have to think that someone out there besides
me got tired of using a plain old ladder at some point.


-Scott,  K4KDR
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