As I Trylon owner for three years, let me give you some practical
advice: Forget the Trylon Titan for your geography and for your intended
height. The Titan series of towers (the self-supporting ones) are limited
to 96 feet. At that height the design also limits their wind loading. At
96 feet that load limit is 15sqft in 70 mph wind (the Titan model T-200,
which isn't even rated at 100 mph). The tallest Titan you can buy for 100
mph rating is their T500-72 and that rating applies to 6 sqft of antenna
area. And all the area limits are for antennas located within two feet of
the tower top. You'll have to derate the towers for antenna loads mounted
along a mast's length.
Don't get me wrong - I don't regret the decision to buy my T500-64.
For what my planned antenna load was/is, the tower was/is a great bargain.
But I realize that I'll never be able to stack monster HF monobanders on its
mast, nor will it survive a class 5 hurricane (but then again, neither will
any of the houses in my neighborhood.)
Gene Smar AD3F
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Urich" <email@example.com>
To: "Tower" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 9:55 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Trylon
> I've been reading the archives, <boy what a chore>, about Trylon
> towers. There seems to be a mixed consensus but leaning towards the
> negative. Most of the posts were somewhat dated 3+ years back and I
> was wondering if there has been any significant changes in the product
> that may swing the pendulum in the other direction? I'm still leaning
> towards a 45G but looking at options.
> A thumbnail of the plans are a ~80-100 tower, F12 XR5 C3i on
> 50/144/222/432 total weight ~150# total wind ~20 sq ft. Location ~100
> miles inland from Galveston TX so potential for near 100 mph hour
> winds exists. Obviously, ice loading is not a problem.
> Mike Urich, KA5CVH
> Character = How you treat people who can do nothing for you in return!
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
> TowerTalk mailing list
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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