Posted by: GW7AAV | January 19, 2011

Safety First

Over at Bob VA3QV’s Amateur Radio Weblog he tells the sad news of a Canadian solider Cpl. Jean-Michel Deziel who having survived the horrors of the Afghanistan conflict died falling from a roof while installing a communications antenna.

This story comes hot on the tale last week of an Amateur in the US installing a vertical that came in contact with some overhead power lines. His step daughter ended up in hospital critically ill with severe electrical burns.

Every year we hear of people killed on mountains in poor visibility and with the growing popularity of Summits on the Air the next one we hear of could be a ham radio operator.

So be careful out there. It may be a great hobby but it is not worth dying for. Stay safe people.

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