I agree with John. I have had several Mosley Pro 57 and Pro 67 series
antenna here in north Texas. All we bought used and they all disassembled on
site easily due to the initial application of penetrox anti-ox. And after
applying a fresh coat of the gray goup they went right back together. Some
were up for a few years, one old Mosley I bought was up for 20 years (and it
came from the Texas coast line). No issue on element or bracket disassembly.
For many days of the year MY Mosley beams are steadily pressed by our
prevailing southern winds. We also get high winds from fast moving t-storms or
straight line winds from microbursts or collapsing cells. The Mosley beams
came through it all. The real test a couple years ago when an ice storm
delivered 1 inch ice followed by winds. Many locals lost or had damge to most
every type of beam you can think of. The Pro-67C3's I have held up and stayed
up. And after the ice dropped off the beams came right back to original form.
Regarding 27 years without maintenance, with proper assembly and application
of a few other sound assembly techniques I would not be surprised they are
close to that. As always YMMV.
73 Mike K9MK/5
--- On Thu, 8/23/12, W1JCW <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> From: W1JCW <email@example.com>
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Mosley
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Thursday, August 23, 2012, 7:50 AM
> Never had a failure here even with
> high power.
> Ice, snow to heat in Texas.
> They are proud of their antennas and parts but once again
> you get what you
> pay for.
> I have bought several used Mosley antennas only to find out
> I didn't need to
> do a thing but cleaned them up, re-pentrox
> and they were like new and ready for service.
> Sure you might lose some efficiency with traps but who cares
> when you run a
> Nice stuff and you have to love the all stainless hardware,
> one thing I
> cannot stand is rusty hardware after a year in service with
> other brands.
> From: "David Gilbert" <email@example.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 8:47 PM
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Antennas questions...
> > Mosley claims on their web site that their antennas
> "average 27 years
> > without maintenance". If that doesn't indicate to
> you their willingness
> > to put forth unsubstantiated claims I don't know what
> > Dave AB7E
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