I think Richard had a couple of extra cables to stabilize things, going off
diagonally or perpendicular to the main cable to other trees.
Maybe the rotor wasn't inverted -- it's been a few years since I saw this.
It may have been upright in the normal fashion with the beam attached to
the bottom plate or post of the rotor. That's more likely than it being
upside down with wx problems.
At 11:28 AM 9/7/02 -0300, you wrote:
>Jon, this second idea sounds really intriguing !
>> Another way is to string a guy wire between two trees; use it to hang a
>> rotor upside down and a beam hangs from the rotor.
>How do you get the rotor from spinning around (and not just the
>Also, how do you H20-proof the rotor?
>Wouldn't the guy wire have to be really tight? Would the swaying of trees
>break the line?
>I have some tall trees here and "might" like to try something like this.
>> I got these ideas from Richard, K3IPK, a fellow Frankford Radio Club
>> member, who had numerous beams hung from trees with cables.
>> 73/Jon AA1K
>> Felton, Delaware
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