I'm interested to see if there are a few of us who would want to purchase
new fiberglass rod together to meet the minimum order. One manufacturer
requires 5,000 feet; another I found, 2,000 feet.
Perhaps there is some merit in going this route if enough of us with modest
stations would want to work together. It seems a far more cost-effective
alternative to phillystran.....KC2G
I was part of two groups who did this a while back. We put two massive
orders in to Polygon up in Indiana.
One thing you need to consider is the order for the guy grips needs to
placed separately from the fiberglass. The grips used for the Polygon stuff
be ordered from PLP. However, PLP only sells minimum orders of $500 and the
grips come in boxes of 25. I think the fiberglass grips (different than the
regular EHS ones) go for around $10 each. There is a substantial penalty for
them to "break" a box that you must pay for a partial box order.
Another caveat.....After several years in the Florida sun, the rod started
to look rather shaggy and frayed. I sold my place, took down the towers and
sold off all the rod so I don't know what they would have looked like after
more time out there. I do know that the gel deteriorated pretty quickly in
just a couple of years.
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