On Wed, 11 Jul 2001 19:21:36 -0400, Nat Heatwole wrote:
>This is substantially more of an issue at VHF/UHF, but I'm wondering how
>much trees/shrubbery impede signals at HF?
When I lived in the Seattle area I had a number of 110+ foot tall
Douglas firs about 20 feet from my antenna, completely covering
the path to Europe. I wondered the same thing - are they
As far as I could tell, the answer is no. Signal strengths from
other directions at about the same distance were the same. My
observations went on over a seven year period, during which time
I put about 25,000 QSOs in the log, mostly RTTY, mostly during
I realize this is not a scientific comparison at all, but after
that much operating, I am sure my observations were correct.
Hope this helps.
73, Bill W7TI
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