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Re: [TowerTalk] US Towers TX-472MDPL Remote Control

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] US Towers TX-472MDPL Remote Control
From: "Paul Playford" <>
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2003 22:04:07 -0000
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I have a remote control Triex LM-470 which work very well and I like very

Make sure whatever you use has a positive pull down.  If for any reason the
cables go slack during the lowering process the tower may collapse, break
cables and destroy itself and anything on it.

Also, I have seen six US Towers that have the motor driving a worm drive
which in turn drives a chain that drives the cable drum.  One of the 89 foot
towers came down on me when the chain broke - a $12,000 OH S..T.  Stay away
from that design as it is very dangerous.

de Paul, W8AEF


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From: "WD0M" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2003 9:11 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] US Towers TX-472MDPL Remote Control

> Would anyone using the US Towers TX-472 with the motorized system let me
> know if there is an alternative to purchasing the remote control kit from
> US Towers to raise/lower the tower from the shack?  Being basically lazy,
> I'd like to be able to raise and lower the tower from inside the
> house.  The HOA wants me to lower the tower when I'm not using it.  Rather
> than trudge through the snow in the winter time, I'd rather push a button.
> 73,
> Joe
> WD0M


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and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.

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