Be careful - The folks at TRI-EX only rate the tower for a "dead load"
of 250 pounds!! That's the total weight you can place on the tower. I
forget what the HDX572 is rated at, but that was the deciding factor for
me when I bought the HDX572MDPL. I mean, when you consider the weight of
the mast, antennas, coax and rotor, 250 lbs is just not realistic in
Also, if you have the slightest amount of settling after you install the
base, you're pretty much stuck with a leaning tower. Also, the TRI-EX is
not nearly as heavily constructed as the US Tower; look at them very
closely before making your purchase. If you shop carefully you can get
the HDX572MDPL for a little over $5k.
73 de Jeff K2KV
> The HDX572MDPL handles the same wind load as the LM470 (30 sq ft at 50mph),
> but it costs a whopping $6779! The $2100 difference is more than enough to
> buy the remainder of my antenna system.
> I'm glad I investigated - now I'm more comfortable with my Tri-Ex choice
> (unless someone can point out an error in my comparison).
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