From: Bill Powell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower Conundrum
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> So far, the AN looks very nice but the advertised price is simply outta the
Hi, Bill --
You may or may not know that I'm a Trylon dealer and have sold around 200 of
the Trylon Titans. I'm also a professional tower installer and have installed
10-12 of them among the almost 200 amateur stations I've worked on over the
The cost of a tower is a direct proportion to the amount of steel in it. The AN
towers are pretty heavy duty - that is, they've got lots of steel in them - and
they're commensurately expensive. The Trylon Titans are light to medium duty
towers and have very attractive costs and much lower shipping costs.
> Trylon just doesn't turn me on with their construction and complete lack of
> pre-sales technical
Well, I'm not sure what you were expecting but no tower I've ever erected came
with instructions; the documentation was mostly shop drawings of the parts.
Mostly they're pretty logical and just a big Erector Set. The most complete
data and specs for towers is from Rohn but that won't help you much with the
Trylons. I do have what documentation that's available from the factory
downloadable from my website - www.championradio.com - at the bottom of the
BTW at the bottom of the page is a link to the saga of the Trylon installation
of Scott, KA9FOX, with tons of pictures. Take a look. His tower is the most
popular for ham applications - the T500-72 has lots of capacity and a moderate
I am very happy to pass along ALL the tricks-of-the-trade I've picked up in
regard to tower construction (along with any other tower-related topic you want
to discuss) so if you want the REAL story and techniques, give me a call.
Champion Radio Products
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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