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[Towertalk] Re: Cost of Phillystran

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Subject: [Towertalk] Re: Cost of Phillystran
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Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 16:41:38 EDT
As I stated before, Philly is the way to go.  However, a  good alternative is 
the fiberglass rod.

Not too long ago K4JA led a group of several guys who purchased a LARGE 
quantity of 11000 pound glass rod (I believe it was around 20000 feet or so). 
 Paul also arranged for a large quantity of custom made guy grips to be 
fabricated for the rod.  I don't have the actual numbers, but I believe the 
price came out to around $.40 a foot and the grips ran around $7.00 each.  
Paul did an outstanding job coordinating this and all the guys who 
participated saved a bundle.  The cost came out to be 1/3 that of 6700 pound 

I believe all the hams who participated in the purchase have all the glass 
rod they need, but maybe there are others out there who might want to try a 
group purchase.  It is a viable alternative to EHS and Philly.

Bill K4XS

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