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Where's Fish?

Postby Fishtech » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:47 pm

I travel for work 3 weeks out of each month. I'm never quite sure where I'll be until I'm there- to so I figure I'd start trying to meet up with you fine folks if I end up near you.

I'd love to see some of your rigs, and possibly sample some of your product. I'll post whenever I relocate each month.

Shoot me a PM if any of you are near Williamsport, PA (Current location). I'll bring the beer! Cheers!
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Re: Where's Fish?

Postby minime » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:51 pm

You ever get to Michigan's upper peninsula?
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Re: Where's Fish?

Postby Fishtech » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:30 pm

I'll be working in the midwest in the next few months hopefully. Tons of 4g work there!
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Re: Where's Fish?

Postby vb » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:38 pm

Fishtech wrote:I'll be working in the midwest in the next few months hopefully. Tons of 4g work there!

sounds like your a tower Jockey. I did that for a few years, fun work when the weather is nice. sucks when its cold.
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Re: Where's Fish?

Postby pintoshine » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:01 am

tower jockey was my first real job. I changed light bulbs. Those things are huge. and 1000' straight up is scary when the wind is pushing the tower 10' back and forth. Caused me to think I needed to be in IT where it was safe and I started to play with yeast in a distillery. It was 20 years old and later.
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Re: Where's Fish?

Postby vb » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:43 am

pintoshine wrote:Those things are huge. and 1000' straight up is scary when the wind is pushing the tower 10' back and forth.

only been up one that high, mostly worked on 300-500ft ones.
the real fun was on changing bulbs on broadcast towers that had a 50 ft antenna on top, I swear there were times I thought it was gonna bust in half below me.
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Re: Where's Fish?

Postby Odin » Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:12 pm

Guys, being Dutch I have a question. What is a tower jockey. I know "tower" I know "jocky" but don't see it.
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Re: Where's Fish?

Postby Zymurgy Bob » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:02 pm

Odin,

It's slang, North American mostly, I think. If a jockey is a horse rider, you can extend that to say a jockey is also a user or worker with some particular non-horse item. By that means, an office worker becomes a "desk jockey", because he "rides" or works at, a desk. In this case tower jockeys are people who work on towers, often broadcast or receiving antenna towers.

You could call us all still jockeys.
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Re: Where's Fish?

Postby Fishtech » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:54 pm

Not a Jockey- a surveyor- MW transmission. I like to climb, but Mountains, not towers!

We're doing long-haul paths from chicago to NYC... been driving through the PA game lands for 2 months now. Pretty fun to get paid to off-road a rental car!

Williamsport is a fun town. There's a place called "Bullfrog Brewery" here- they have a great scotch/bourbon/irish whiskey selection on top of a great tap list. Each sunday they have a live 'blues brunch' from 12-4pm with a jazz/blues quartet. If you guys are ever in Williamsport- don't miss it, had a great time!
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