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Niles Man, (KE4PM) Dies After Falling from Ham Radio Tower:

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WATERVLIET TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — An experienced installer of ham radio equipment has died after a 60-foot-high radio tower he was scaling during an antenna-installation competition collapsed beneath him. Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey says 57-year-old Larry Prelog of Niles died Sunday, a day after falling during the event in Watervliet Township, about 60 miles south-southwest of Grand Rapids. Prelog and several others were competing to install antenna towers that receive amateur radio transmissions from around the world. Bailey tells The Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph such towers are stabilized with guy wires. It's not known why the structure that Prelog was climbing gave way.

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