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Tristao tower motor control panel help

Discussion in 'Antennas, Feedlines, Towers & Rotors' started by KN6KDT, May 30, 2021.

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  1. KN6KDT

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    I have posted previously that I came into possession of a Tristao 84' telescoping tower. I have the original motor control panel, however, it has been outside in a fairly well protected area for 40 years or so. I talked to US Tower about buying just an MCL-100 control panel with no remote capability or limit switches. I have those and do not need remote since tower is about 8'outside my shack. They wanted $4200 for it!!!!!!!
    Does anyone know where I might have this panel refurbished??

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  2. NG1H

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    Ask around at local machine shops for some references on people who work on motor controls.

    I haven't checked prices lately but a complete new good VFD-based system used to be under $1,000 fairly recently.
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  3. K6GB

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    Might check with Tash Towers, they took over that business from Tristao I think. It looks like it's in pretty good shape for 40 years old. I like the fuse, part of my house has those.
  4. WB5THT

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    Tash is the former Tri-Ex.
  5. KN6KDT

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    Found a local motor repair shop that reworked the old panel and set it up for me how I want it for....$200.00!!!!
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