Excellent advice Steve.
Would it be better to use an appropriate through bolt/nut to ensure that it
does not come off
Would the tree need any kind of treatment just to prevent soft wood like pine
in a few years due to the wound.
Once the tree is topped, how do you get to the top to rig the rotor/beam? Do
you use a crane
with a bucket.? Sounds really adventurous as compared to climbing towers. :)
> In a message dated 1/23/2007 11:33:46 A.M. Central America Standard ,
> email@example.com writes:
> > Any guidelines for using trees?
> > I have a cabin I use at about 7000' el with a clear North 180 degree shot
> the ridgetop, there are too many trees to get much up, I am planning on
> hauling my 2 el Steppir up to around 35' BETWEEN two trees. I will use a
> tagline for "rotation". Since I can't get to the tops of these pine trees, I
> think this is my best option.
> > Any ideas, comments, things to watch for?
> I top the tree and then mount a 1.5" water pipe vertically with a
> horizontal piece welded near the top of the pipe for torque resistance. Two
> screws on the horizontal piece and 2-3 on the vertical pipe and you're ready
> The rotator is mast-mounted ala' TailTwister, etc. A tree-mount is for a
> smaller - e.g. 3L tribander or so - antenna. I've installed bigger ones like
> a KT34XA, but that's pushing it.
> I use a tram technique to get the antenna up to the top of the tree.
> With some timely tag line maneuvers you can pull the elements down towards
> and then the element ends towards the tree will clear the top branches and
> antenna will settle in position for attaching to the mast.
> I use nails as cable stand-offs and attach them with tie wraps.
> A tree mounted yagi requires more maintenance because of limb growth but
> the antennas play like gangbusters since electrically they're floating in
> The best parts are that the tree is free and they are unregulated for
> antenna installations. If you've got one, use it!
> Steve K7LXC
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