on 9/25/02 3:16 PM, email@example.com at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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