[TowerTalk] Cost of installing a tower.

Brian K Harris brian.k.harris at philips.com
Thu Mar 9 16:36:46 EST 2006


My situation was:

84' Trylon self-supporting bought used (3 years old) - $600

5' x 5' x 5' hole dug with shovels by two local Latinos - $100 plus $10 
chicken lunch

Concrete pumper to get concrete from street to hole - $300

Concrete - 9.75 yards (I dug the hole out more myself, thus the 9.75 
yards) -  $350

Crane with operator to raise assembled-on-ground tower - $300

Tower climber - $200

Case of beer for me and my buddies - $20

The look on the neighbors' faces - Priceless

Brian K. Harris, WA5UEK

"Ricky Scott" <rickw7psk at gmail.com> 
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2006-03-09 02:17 PM

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[TowerTalk] Cost of installing a tower.

Ok, Hypothedical situation.

Ham Station A is going to install a T500 40Ft Trylon tower,
  Thats 1150 plus 625 shipping.

Assuming 200 bucks for 1 day digging with a rented back hoe for the hole.

How does one estitmate total cost from there.

Im swimming in numbers.

BTW Local Concrete is 75 a yard and 85 with fibre.

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