In a message dated 99-03-16 18:16:08 EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> Our club is evaluating a Hazer system vs. the cost of paying a professional
> to climb the tower when maintenance is needed. We are rebuilding a
> TailTwister and a KT34XA prior to installation. Since the tower is on our
> employer's roof we will not be allowed to climb it. What is an estimate as
> to the number of times a tower would need to be climbed over a ten year
> period for top of tower maintenance? With that estimate we should be able
> to determine the cost of a climber vs the cost of a Hazer.
Hmm, interesting question - a TowerTalk first!
An annual inspection is highly recommended so add that to your
equation. It shouldn't take more than an hour or so; two is probably pushing
I usually estimate rotator service life in the 6-7 year range (YMMV) so
you might put in a rotator swap sometime in the next ten years. If everything
is installed properly including weatherproofing, I wouldn't expect any other
Generally, my recommendation would be to skip the Hazer - more
mechanical complexity to possibly fail but you didn't include any other
details to consider (windspeed zone, tower type and height, etc.).
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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