Texas Tower's website shows a price of $289 for new Rohn 55G sections. It
sounds like when the tower was first erected 17 years ago, something fell
(maybe the whole tower) and it was then re-erected using the same parts. I
guess that could be the case with any used tower you purchase.
To: <UpTheTower@aol.com>, <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Cheap 55G for sale
From: "Dick Green" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2007 21:19:45 -0400
> 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prices are a little out of date, so if there was a big price increase from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
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
> while rohn is no longer in business ,Valmont and (I think) Radian make
> 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
> solid state flasher, or an older mechanical ROHN flasher & control
> box. Also
> 1 - 300mm Beacon fixture, and a dual OB1 obstruction (sidelight)
> and the associated cables made from outdoor UV resistant romex.
> This all at a package price for $700.
> These sections were up for 17 years are painted red/white and still in
> 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
> or a reference.
> Parts of this tower had fallen 17 years ago and during re-erection,
> 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
> 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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> secondary PH: (cell) 330-958-8329
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