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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: DGB <>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 13:10:23 -0500
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I bought a integral motor/gear reduction unit off of ebay for $120 bux 
shipped that was brand new.

It took a little ingenuity and fabrication to adapt it to the tower but 
does work wonderful!

Can take some pix of it if you're interested.

73 Dwight NS9I

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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