As I order ALL my tower stuff from HILLRADIO.net....
55G is listed at $236 which is what I think the email
meant...and probably fat fingered the numbers...but the new
price is really $252.
They have the best prices and fastest shipping of anyone I
have ever used!
Jose - N4BAA
New QTH to be in Western Mass...see you there next month!!!
THANK GOD it is SUmmer!! <smiling>
Keith Dutson wrote:
> Texas Towers price is $289 per section. I have never seen a listing for 55G
> at $336.
> 73, Keith NM5G
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Dick Green
> Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2007 8:20 PM
> To: UpTheTower@aol.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Cheap 55G for sale
>> I'm just passing this along. Seems like a pretty good deal. They're
>> $336.00 per section currently.
> Not if you know where to buy them. Brand-new 10' straight sections of Radian
> Rohn 55G are listed for $236.31 each from Hill Radio Communications, a very
> reliable vendor. Interesting that the price is only $6.31 per section more
> now than it was 17 years ago. Caveat on that price -- that's what the
> website says and that's what I paid a year ago. Sometimes Hill's website
> prices are a little out of date, so if there was a big price increase from
> Radian this year the prices will be higher. But I don't think they'll be
> $100 higher.
> I don't understand "Parts of this tower had fallen 17 years ago". Does that
> mean that a previous tower fell, or does it mean that some of the sections
> being sold actually were in the air and fell to the ground? Clearly, 12 of
> the sections were in that quick-lift that didn't go 100% according to plan.
> 17-year old sections, some of which may have fallen or were in a high-stress
> lift, for $86 less than brand new. Is that really a good deal? My rule of
> thumb for building my 55G tower was to expect it to be up for at least 20
> years. I know this stuff is very rugged (I've been hugging mine a lot
> lately), and apparently the galvanizing is in good shape, at least on the
> outside. But in 2027 I wouldn't want to be taking down a tower with sections
> that are almost 40 years old and maybe fell to the ground at some point
> (well, I'll be 74, God-willing, but you get the point.)
> 73, Dick WC1M
>> Please respond to the originator directly - tnx.
>> Steve K7LXC
>> TOWER TECH
>>> Hello every one,
>> The 24 straight sections of R-55 are still for sale.
>> I am asking $150 per section. These sold new for $230/section in 1990
>> and while rohn is no longer in business ,Valmont and (I think) Radian
>> make spare parts for these.
>> Buy all 24 sections for the $3600 total and I'll throw in the guy
>> wire(including 1500' of new guy wire), the turnbuckles and anchor
>> plates, 2 spare anchor rods(8') and the top and bottom plates.We also
>> have most of the bolts and nuts in case you want to reuse them.
>> Also available is the lighting kit which includes your choice of a
>> homebrew solid state flasher, or an older mechanical ROHN flasher &
>> control box. Also
>> 1 - 300mm Beacon fixture, and a dual OB1 obstruction (sidelight)
>> assembly, and the associated cables made from outdoor UV resistant
>> This all at a package price for $700.
>> These sections were up for 17 years are painted red/white and still
>> in good to very good shape. The paint is peeling but the steel and
>> galvanizing are in very good shape. This was taken down by Sammy
>> Smith in May this year and no damage was incurred then. You may want
>> to contact Sammy for a second opinion or a reference.
>> Parts of this tower had fallen 17 years ago and during re-erection,
>> one section busted loose one of the daigonal rebars when we emergency
>> lifted 120' of tower plus antennas & feedlines. ALL sections are
>> straight and in very good shape other than the above mentioned
>> daigonal rebar.
>> We can also repaint this tower if needed for $500 or $21/section.
>> If you've read this far, Thanks for looking & 73
>> Dave Firis AL7OP
>> Firis Communications Center
>> 486 Akron Rd.
>> Wadsworth, Ohio 44281-9487
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