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[Towertalk] Wooded Antenna Farm???

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Subject: [Towertalk] Wooded Antenna Farm???
From: (ted demopoulos)
Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2002 16:45:42 +0000

I live on "Tall Pines Road" and most antennas are deep in the trees. 
Everything works FB. My towers are taller than the trees, however the 
sidemounted antennas are not and they seem to be plenty loud. And 
verticals/beverages in the woods and underbrush have been fine too.

The biggest problem with trees is (in general) they are not as strong as 
towers - I'm sure if a 80' Pine fell from a 75mph wind, it could easily take 
out a tower rated at 110mph :( Also trees are a BIG hassle when it comes to 
installing antennas,

Ted KT1V

>I am looking for a new QTH and many sites have tall trees
>around the property.
>I was wondering if this would, in any way, degrade the TX and/or RX
>signals on the HF bands (160 through 10)??
>My tower would be below the top of the tree top line.

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