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[Towertalk] Philystran cost

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Subject: [Towertalk] Philystran cost
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Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 15:16:16 -0500
I'm not sure where you can purchase small quantities of EHS.  I think Texas
Towers only sells it in 500' lengths so if you have a small installation,
you may need to buy 500'.   Unless you are in a highly corrosive
environment, I don't see what the length of time you have the tower has to
do with deciding whether or not to use Phillystran.  Phillystran costs more,
but it's much easier to install and totally invisible to RF.


>>>Jon Ogden said:
> Phyllistran runs around 45 cents a foot if I remember correctly.
> EHS can be had for around 11 to 13 cents a foot.
> Jerry's right about some of the extra costs, but consider that you will
> grips for the Phillystran as well, plus you will need some additional EHS
> for leaders at the ground, etc.  I really doubt the costs come out even.
> The bottom line that Phillystran told me was that if you plan on having
> tower in place for many years to come, then spend the money on their
> product.  If you plan on having the tower in place for only 5 to 10 years
> then don't bother.
> 73,
> Jon
> NA9D

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