The 40' tower I have now, granted it is modest in size, is built from recycled
rhon 25-g. I repainted the sections (camo so it blends in quite well) and it
has a 15' mast pole mounted on top for my 2 meter antennas.
This tower is as good as anything bought brand new, no corrosion etc.
I plan on taking it down adding a few sections and moving it to NC. when I
move in the next year or so.
Used towers are a no brainier, most ,if not all of any damage is obvious.
I paid $0 for my tower sections, donated by other hams and scavenged from old
TV antenna towers. One section I had to cut off a 2' section that was damaged,
so I ended up with a 8' section instead of a 10'.
All in all, there is nothing wrong with recycled parts.
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