Bulb Changing on a 2000 ft Tower


Imagine climbing up a 1,999-foot (646 meter) radio tower to change light bulbs. That is one of the duties that radio tower bulb changers, more commonly known as radio tower climbers or tower technicians, perform on their job.

They are also responsible for installing, testing, maintaining and repairing other equipment on towers. They wear only safety harnesses, as they climb towers while lugging replacement parts, tool bags and other necessary equipment.

Radio tower climbers are exposed to all types of weather, including strong winds, as they complete their tasks on the towers.

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