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[TowerTalk] BX Series Towers

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Subject: [TowerTalk] BX Series Towers
From: (Chris R. Burger)
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 1997 11:12:16 +200
W7NI wrote:

> But that is only because the entire BX series is crap.  This is, of course,
> only my opinion, based, however, on seeing two of them fold over in the
> center and thrash TH6DXXs into bits when hit by moderate winds.  What kind
> of a tower (except a crappy one) would have a maximum boom length spec of 10
> feet?  What on earth can you put on a BX tower (even an HBX tower) that
> needs a T2X to turn it?  What kind of a ham antenna has 30 square feet of
> area and a boom of no more than 10 feet (other than a dish)?
What kind of a 48' tower can two guys load on the back of a pickup 
truck?  What kind of a 48' tower can three guys walk up in one piece 
without winches or other mechanical assistance.

Yes, its specifications are marginal.  Yes, it cannot support stacks. 
Yes, it cannot take long booms.

But:  If you need a tower that's easy to transport, easy to erect and 
easy to use for modest loads, you can't beat a BX.

I have two BX towers that I use for portable operations.  They 
transport easily, they erect easily, and they stay up with temporary 
guys.  What more do you want?

Chris R. Burger

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