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Re: [TowerTalk] US Tower TX-472

To: John Gager <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] US Tower TX-472
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 23:24:24 +0000 (UTC)
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I have gone the crank-up route and much prefer the positive motor drive 
version. It only takes a view up and down manual operations to convince some 
that it is folly. While you are at it, consider the tilt-over feature. This 
will make antenna troubleshooting, additions, and changes much easier. Good 
luck in your quest. 

Tommy - K6YE 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Gager" <> 
Sent: Monday, January 3, 2011 4:13:03 PM 
Subject: [TowerTalk] US Tower TX-472 

Hi all. I'm currently in the planning stages for putting up a US Tower 
TX-472 Crank-Up 72 foot tower this spring. Although I would like the 
motorized crank-up, it adds about $1500 to the total cost of the tower 
system, so I'm just planning on purchasing the hand-crank version. Is there 
anyone else out there that thinks this is a really bad idea or has done the 
same and wished they hadn't? :) If you have the hand-crank on the 472 is it 
really hard to crank-up or lower? 

I'm planning on putting up a Bencher Skyhawk Tribander along with their 
Skylark 17/12 meter beam, so if you have either one of those antennas, I 
would appreciate hearing your thoughts on performance and reliability. 


John K7KB 

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