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Re: [TowerTalk] trees and verticals

To: Eddy Swynar <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] trees and verticals
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 23:04:49 +0000 (GMT)
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Hi Eddy,I have no clue.  My educational background is in Biology (ugrad) and 
Veterinary Medicine (doctoral).  I currently (and for the past 15 years) am 
working in healthcare (hospital administration).  I also have a degree in 
Hospital Administration.I have been contesting for over 40 years.  I hold many 
current contest records.  I have helped build some of the largest ham antennas 
in the world (when I operated at a M/M for 10 years).  I am an empirical type 
of guy.  I report what I observe.  HNY!de Doug KR2Q----- Original Message 
-----From: Eddy Swynar Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 11:04 amSubject: Re: 
[TowerTalk] trees and verticalsTo: kr2q@optimum.netCc:> Hi Guys,> > 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, perhaps...?"> > 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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