And.....be prepared to climb the tree on a regular basis cuz of the moment
trees experience as compared to a tower things shake and come loose much
more than on a tower...just watch the top of a tree in a good wind storm.
And most hams I know aren't physically capable of climbing tall trees, at
least not safely....HI! So, most likely will have to hire it done.
I do like the suggestion that trees are not regulated towers and may be a
ham's only alternative to no tower at all.
>In a message dated 9/8/02 1:29:36 PM Pacific Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Speaking of which...by the time you go to all this trouble to rig up
> > something in a tree...you should go back to square one and seriously
> > consider putting up a simple tower like Rohn 25 or 45 instead. "In the
> > picture," at least if you stick to something at the small end like Rohn
> > tower is pretty cheap, really, and then things are more standard --
> > off the shelf parts and accessories, you can climb the whole thing the
> > normal way, mount antennas at the top and sides the normal way, etc.
> True enough but trees are basically free.
> But the biggest advantage of trees over towers is that trees are NOT
>REGULATED. There are virtually no ham-antenna-in-trees regulations in any
>building department in the whole country. You can't say that about towers,
>er...I mean antenna support structures.
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