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[Towertalk] Philystran cost

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Subject: [Towertalk] Philystran cost
From: (Jon Ogden)
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 15:39:34 -0500
on 9/25/02 3:16 PM, at wrote:

> 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.

Tessco sells EHS by the foot.

Length of time does make a difference.  Let's say I plan on putting up a 50
foot tower at my QTH.  Now let's say that I think that in 5 years, I plan on
moving and putting up a 150 foot tower.

Do I want to invest in Phillystran when in 5 years I likely won't be able to
use the lengths I already have?

That is the reasoning.

And yes, I was way under on the cost as others have pointed out.  I stand



Jon Ogden
NA9D (ex: KE9NA)

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