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Re: [TowerTalk] trees and verticals

To: "N6FD" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] trees and verticals
From: "David Jordan" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 12:10:45 -0500
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I run a cage vertical on 40m in the middle of the woods, no problem.  I run 
an 8 element 40m Jamaca antenna and a 4 element 80m Jamaca in the same 
woods, no problem.

Perhaps as one fella said the concern is much more relevent at 20m and 
above, esp 10m.   But for the low bands the trees are a significant benefit 
esp when one considers that without the trees there would be "NO" antennas 
on those bands.  Try to operating without an antenna some time...even with 
your Heil headset in DX mode, the compressor cranked all the way up and the 
ACOM bouncing on table on voice peaks... you might work the kid across town!

Sure, if one has 100 acres of grass lands then signals from wires stretched 
between towers might measure somewhat better than the same type antennas in 
the woods but the reality is there are more hams who have trees and woods 
then those with $1M dollar tower farms ;-) and large DX clubs to help 
maintain those antenna farms.  For the 99% the wires in the woods are great!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "N6FD" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 11:55 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] trees and verticals

> Trees are absorbtive, metal is reflective.  At least with the metal,
> your signal goes somewhere.
> 73, Erich
> N6FD DM15bp


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