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Re: [TowerTalk] US Tower TMM series 541SS

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] US Tower TMM series 541SS
From: Alan NV8A <>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 20:15:32 -0500
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I don't know the current prices for Trylon and AN Wireless towers, but 
before my XYL convinced me that I was too old for climbing and urged me 
to get a tilt-over crank-up, I had come to the conclusion that the AM 
Wireless towers are much sturdier than the Trylons -- and especially 
after seeing and handling both at Dayton in 2005.


Alan NV8A

On 01/11/07 09:38 am wrote:

> To whom it may concern (Kinzli?):
> I agree with Steve's assertion that Trylons are a good value for the size and 
> capacity.  They offer several different capacity choices, depending on which 
> bottom section the tower starts with.  I'd buy another if I had the need and 
> the space.

>>>  I'm looking at towers, doing some research on what tower to  use.
>>>  The US Tower 541SS (TMM series) looks great, because it  cranks down to
>> 12 feet (perfect) - but the windload rating is 12sqft and 50  pounds.
>> The antenna I want to put on it is 9 square feet, but 85 pounds.  I'm
>> wondering how this would go. So far my questions to US Tower have  gone
>> unanswered.
>>     At what windspeed? I think the specs are for 70  MPH or less. What's 
>> your 
>> county windspeed rating? If you don't know, you can  look it up at 
>> _ 
>> ( .  In any case it sounds like 
>> the 
>> tower will be overloaded with your 
>> proposed  installation. 
>>>  Any ideas? I would like to use this as a  self-supporting structure,
>> nothing but base.
>>     The Trylon Titan self-supporters are the best  value around and offer 
>> lots of capacity (depending on the height) and a  moderate price - probably 
>> half 
>> of an equivalent crank-up. _ 
>> ( 

>> PS - There was a recent 15% price increase which is not currently reflected  
>> on the posted prices, sorry. 


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