In a message dated 8/29/2008 7:59:19 PM Greenwich Standard Time,
Our yard has several trees which are good candidates. For a more
permanent installation like this (vs a Field Day type setup) what is a
good technique for attaching to the tree trunk? Screw eye into the
trunk itself? Some sort of belt type affair around the trunk?
Best way to do this is to put the end rope of the dipole through a pulley
attached to the tree and put some weight on the end of the rope after it passes
through the pulley to keep the dipole from slacking too much, but allowing
for the tree sway. The size of the weight depends on how strong the wire and
rope are. Maybe 30 pound swould work for the aversage set up.
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