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Re: [TowerTalk] US Tower TX-455 Crank Up

To: wayne chapman <>,
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] US Tower TX-455 Crank Up
From: Joe - WDØM <>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 11:31:57 -0600
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Hi Wayne,

Check out N6RK's web site:

I just used this approach to raise and lower my TX-455 - works like a 
champ.  I'll soon post a few pictures on my web page as well.  If you 
have a 1/2 inch drill, then about $6 in parts will get you where you 
want to go.


Joe Hannigan - WDØM
Pagosa Springs, CO

wayne chapman wrote:
> Good Morning Gentleman,
> I am brand new to tower talk and to my TX-455, so please excuse me if this is 
> a duplicate question from a past entry.
> In the process of my TX-455 installation I found it necessary to raise and 
> lower it a couple of times, not being Arnold Swartzenager I also leaned very 
> quickly its not something I want to do too often. 
> So, My question is, has anyone found success with a generic 110v winch that 
> would replace the hand crank unit and be far less costly than the US Tower 
> $1500+ power unit? 
> I also have the razing fixture but I am not concerned about it as I do not 
> believe it will be necessary to tilt over the tower as often as I may want to 
> raise and lower the unit.
> Thank You in advance for any help you may be able to provide,
> Wayne, W7WAC  
> ___________


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