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Re: [TowerTalk] Re: Isotruss Towers

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Re: Isotruss Towers
From: Steve Maki <>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 11:29:32 -0500
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Rick N6RK wrote:

>> Oh? They are supplied in heights to 300', and are specifically
>> marketed as antenna support structures. Pretty big bucket truck,
>> that.
>> Their selling point is low cost istallation, but it's not so easy
>> that a 300' model is going to be lowered every time a service call
>> is needed. I'm not sure what they are thinking, but it's a fatal

>If you read the web site further, you will see that they tilt over
>for servicing, even the 300 footer.  That's a feature not a bug,

Hi Rick,

I've had the installation manual on my puter for months, and I
actually read it. I see no suggested scenario where changing
a light bulb, for instance, can be accomplished in less than
a day, and even a day is optimistic unless you leave your 60'
gin pole all hooked up ready to go, with winch anchors, etc.

Windy day? Well, I guess we'll just leave the tower unlit til
better weather....

Picture multiple heliax cables coming off the bottom of the
tower. Now picture lowering the tower routinely for service.

Can't do it, can you?

Steve K8LX

See:  for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather 
Stations", and lot's more.  Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions 
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.

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