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From: (Paul Hicks, VE3ZT)
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 1999 21:15:36 -0500

Aybody got a site address for LeBlance and Royale? I did a searchbut came
up blank.

73, Paul

At 09:50 AM 12/7/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>Reading the mail, it seems many of the popular towers in the States use
>tubular legs. We tend to use different brands up in Canada, and it seems
>to me construction is more commonly using open L shaped legs, (my tower
>is a 20" face Leblanc and Royale) which avoids a number of problems I've
>seen documented on the reflector recently. In addition, it's not as easy
>to see defects or deterioration inside a tubular leg. I'm just wondering
>why manufacturers still use tubing. Is it stronger? ...cheaper? 
>...easier to fabricate?
>Mel Martin

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