[TowerTalk] Next questions: Rohn 55G or Nello 55N, best vendor, etc.?

Dick Green WC1M wc1m at msn.com
Tue Apr 11 13:26:02 EDT 2006

Thanks to all for the thoughtful responses to my questions on guy placement.
I'll let everyone know when I've made a final decision.
Background for the next questions: During the years before Rohn went
bankrupt and was sold, I saw several posts to the effect that the quality of
their tower sections had dropped off. I don't recall any specifics, but my
impression wasn't good. The alternative would be Nello's replacement 55N
sections. A local ham tells me that the structural quality is very good,
though in his case the finishing on the galvanizing was not. His complaint
was sharp edges on cross braces, nasty for climbing unless filed down. He
said the quality of the coating was fine and does not anticipate rust
problems. Independent of brand, another concern is stories I hear about
sections being damaged in shipment, which raises questions about customer
Questions: Now that Rohn has been acquired and has been running under the
new parent for a while, has quality improved? What's the opinion out there
on the Nello products, specifically 55N? Array Solutions will be the vendor
if I go with 55N (I hear customer service is excellent), but who's the best
Rohn 55G dealer for delivery in New England?
73, Dick WC1M

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