If you're planning on using the motor via remote control, you might want to
take a closer look at the offerings from the two manufacturers. I'm still
waiting for detailed info from Tri-ex, but one e-mail I got from a Tower
Talk participant said that Tri-ex really doesn't offer a remote -- there's
just a hand switch at the base of the tower. It's possible to roll your
own, but not that easy. The U.S. Towers remote package looks great -- and
is very expensive, of course.
73, Dick, WC1M
> From: Frank T. Brady <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] LM470 tower
> Date: Sunday, June 15, 1997 4:33 AM
> My thanks to Jim Rhodes KC0XU for the Texas Towers web URL:
> Jim wrote:
> >Price is some higher ($4439), but as you said-it is a heavier tower.
> Jim, et al,
> Now that I've had a look at the TT Web Site, I don't feel that their
> version of a 72' motorized crank up is any better than the LM470 at all.
> The TX472MDP seems to be identical to the LM470 as far as the tower
> itself is concerned and the price - however, its' wind load rating at 50
> is 18sq ft where the LM470 is 30sq ft.
> The HDX572MDPL handles the same wind load as the LM470 (30 sq ft at
> but it costs a whopping $6779! The $2100 difference is more than enough
> 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).
> Thanks once again to KC0XU and this most helpful mail-list,
> Frank - W0ECS
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