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Re: [TowerTalk] square towers

To: "Jim Jarvis" <>,"Towertalk" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] square towers
From: Pete Smith <>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 12:18:45 -0500
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At 05:01 PM 1/25/04 +0000, Jim Jarvis wrote:
I've requested pricing, but my expectation would be that
this design will prove 30-50% more expensive than a triangular
design of equivalent specification, delivered US domestic.

OTOH, the lifting fixture is a neat idea...and might be able to
be incorporated on a triangular tower, to facilitate assembly.

This one is worth keeping an eye on.

As I recall, the prices being quoted at Dayton last spring were pretty stiff, even for an aluminum self-supporting tower.

What I'd like to see is someone with a more conventional self-supporting design, like maybe AN Towers, figure out a way to run an elevator for the rotator, mast and antennas up the side on a track. That would get around the main disadvantage of the Hazer design (having to drop and reconnect/retension guy wires) and be very neat, *if* it could be strong enough.

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