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

eddie.seymour at gmail.com eddie.seymour at gmail.com
Sat Aug 5 20:00:31 UTC 2017

>Have you looked at the traditional industrial sources?McMaster-Carr or Grainger. ---  
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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.
I have a side mounted Rohn 25 that is ideal for me to get on the roof.
WX station and couple of antennas on up the tower works very well.

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