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Re: [TowerTalk] [TowerTalk Next] questions: Rohn 55G or Nello 55N

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] [TowerTalk Next] questions: Rohn 55G or Nello 55N
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 10:12:54 EDT
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In a message dated 4/12/2006 9:04:38 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  Background for the next questions: During the years before  Rohn went
bankrupt and was sold, I saw several posts to the effect that the  quality of
their tower sections had dropped off. I don't recall any  specifics, but my
impression wasn't good. The alternative would be Nello's  replacement 55N
sections. A local ham tells me that the structural quality  is very good,
though in his case the finishing on the galvanizing was not.  His complaint
was sharp edges on cross braces, nasty for climbing unless  filed down. He
said the quality of the coating was fine and does not  anticipate rust
    Galvanizing drips have always been around. If  they bother you, just 
break them off. I wouldn't file them - that  positively removes the 
Unless it's on a mating surface or in  your way somehow, I'd leave them - they 
don't hurt anything. 
>  Independent of brand, another concern is stories I hear  about
sections being damaged in shipment, which raises questions about  customer

    Customer service from who? The dealer? The  manufacturer? The shipper? 
Each one has a role and each one can give varying  degrees of service. That one 
is your call. 

>  Questions: Now  that Rohn has been acquired and has been running under the
new parent for a  while, has quality improved? What's the opinion out there
on the Nello  products, specifically 55N? 
    My one experience with Nello 45N sections was not  satisfactory. Out of 
ten sections, only one of them slid right on. Some of  them took a comealong to 
pull together and one section took two comealongs and  a TowerJack to pull it 
into place - a HUGE hassle. OTOH I've installed Radian  Rohn 25G and 45G in 
the last year and they went together great! I'm sticking  to Radian Rohn.

Steve     K7LXC
Professional tower services for commercial and amateur
Cell:  206-890-4188

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