I guess I'm just plain stupid or something, I don't know...
...But whenever someone tells me that a tree is death to the radiation emitted
from a nearby vertical antenna, I immediately ask myself the question, "Then
what would be better than having a tree nearby...? A grounded metal post,
Think about it: a tree supposedly detracts from the effective radiated power of
an antenna...correct? Then what does a metal post do, if not directly bypass
said radiated power directly to ground, with considerably reduced
resistance...? Which s "better" for the signal, a "semi-conducting" trunk of
wood, or a better-conducting metal bypass...?
Or ask yourself this question: you have a vertical antenna---is it better that
the vertical be located in the middle of a grove of trees, or in the midst of
urban sprawl, with steel-framed structures the same height of your vertical...?
"...And in 25 words, or less, explain why." Hi Hi
~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
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