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Re: [TowerTalk] US Tower TX-472

To: "John Gager" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] US Tower TX-472
From: "Steve Katz" <>
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 11:24:51 -0800
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Get the TX-455 and use a longer mast! :-P

73 & good luck either way


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of John Gager
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 11:22 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] US Tower TX-472

I really appreciate hearing everyone's thoughts on the TX-472. Seems the
majority thinks it would be best to go with the motorized version
when I said yesterday that it only added $1500 to the total cost, that
was a
mistake. It actually adds about $2400 to the cost. The TX-472 is $4,119
TexasTowers and the TX-472MDP motorized version is $6,599. HRO is about
same. Then if you add the Tower Raising Winch ($700), plus other
accessories, concrete, rebar, etc., you could easily be sinking $10,000
in the tower itself, and that's before you even start thinking about the
antennas :)

Fortunately I have a very understanding wife and after I discussed it
her last night, she told me that I should get what I want and would be
for me.

I'm also considering purchasing the 55' TX-455 which would not require
motorized winch and is only $2400. I think part of my final decision
depend on how my neighbors feel about the tower. Unfortunately I live in
residential area so I need to obtain three fall zone easements from my
neighbors if I put up the 472. One of them is my next door neighbor and
are OK with it. The two in back I don't know so they might have a
with the tower. If I only put up the 455, then I only have to obtain an
easement from my neighbor that I know. If I have a hassle getting the
easements for the 472, then that might make my final decision.

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