At 09:19 AM 2002-09-09 -0400, K7LXC@aol.com wrote:
> Trees are pretty danged strong and do not need any kind of guying.
> If your pole moved, it was probably not installed correctly. The other
>reason to guy it was just pursuing good old belt-and-suspenders engineering.
I agree for the most part. Check upon what type of tree you are
using. Some trees have mainly surface roots. These run a few centimetre
below the ground surface, sucking in as much as possilbe. A good wind will
leverage them over. Other trees have tap roots, ie almost 50% of the root
goes down, down. These are very resiliant against the wind.
But, as most of the adventurous say, try it. That is what a Radio Amateur
Experimental Operator is about.
(Yah, but I just lost a good rig. )
Chris opr VE7HCB