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[TowerTalk] TicRing vs. Side Mount

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Subject: [TowerTalk] TicRing vs. Side Mount
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Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 08:35:45 EST
In a message dated 3/13/01 8:00:02 PM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

> That depends (doesn't most things?) on the rotor investment. For instance, 
>  a Ham IV can be had at a hamfest for <$300 with controller, or from Rotor 
>  Doctor for $375.00. IDC Technology offers the Sidewinder for Rohn 25G at 
>  $250.00, an investment of $550 - $575, which is much less than a new TIC & 
>  its bag of headaches. If 360 degree rotation isn't absolutely required, 
>  side mount wins my vote.

    I agree. By the time you factor in the time involved to install either of 
them (the sidemount is simple, the TIC takes more time and screwing around) 
and the apparent greater reliability of the Ham IV, I'd go for the sidemount 
anyday. Providing of course that the antenna is capable of turning around the 
tower, which is the problem which makes people purchase the TIC in the first 
place. They both have their place. 

Cheers,   Steve   K7LXC
Tower Tech 

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