I went through this with a pencil last year when I put up my 80' 45G. Don't
have the exact numbers handy, but after you add in the extra cost for the
Philly, and then subtract a BUNCH of relatively expensive insulators and
grips you don't need for RF resonance breakup, I think the Philly came out
about 35-50% higher, depending on how you bend your pencil. But after I
subtracted the weight, hassle, time, and headaches of properly installing
and breaking up EHS guys, and it suddenly all came out even. I went with the
Phillystran, and I've never looked back. I have around $4K+ invested in this
modest tower/antenna setup overall, so the extra couple of hundred for
Phillystran instead of EHS didn't keep me awake nights. The $4K+ did for a
while, but the pain is even fading on that.
73, Jerry W5KP
----- Original Message -----
From: "N8KU" <N8KU@longwire.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 11:58 AM
Subject: [Towertalk] Philystran cost
> Could someone please give me a rough comparison of cost for Philystran
> versus the "usual" guying material? (aircraft cable?) This is for a 140'
> 45G tower. Thanks.
> Larry N8KU
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