Now .. that is GOOD info! I have seen those glass rods used at commercial
sites, but never installed .. thought would be way too expensive! Tnx ..
73, Mark AA6DX
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 1:41 PM
Subject: [Towertalk] Re: Cost of Phillystran
> As I stated before, Philly is the way to go. However, a good alternative
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> group purchase. It is a viable alternative to EHS and Philly.
> Bill K4XS
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