Bravo Jim... finally the answer... it don't make enough difference to type
two sentences about it. Move that wire away from the tree trunk and hang it
from a limb and BINGO... you got an antenna that works good enough for most
folks; sure beats no antenna doesn't it;(?)!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Lux" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "towertalk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2011 1:28 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] trees verticals modeling results
> Short NEC4 model of a 10m tall vertical at 7.1MHz
> tree modeled as wire with resistive loading, also 10m tall. both have 21
> segments. Real ground 5mS/m, 13, Sommerfeld-Norton, etc
> At 1m, 2m, and 5m away.
> with 1k/meter and 10k/meter resistance for the tree (bracketing numbers
> from literature)
> Loss with 100W feed to antenna
> 1m 2m 5m
> 1k/m 834mW 232mW 26.9mW
> 10k/m 99mW 25mW 2.8mW
> Current flow in "tree" corresponds to power losses
> (e.g. for 1k/m, 1m away, with 1V excitation antenna has 3.73mA, tree has
> Take home message...
> Hanging the vertical wire next to the tree isn't a big deal (1% loss),
> and the effect drops off rapidly as you move away.
> I wouldn't go stapling the wire to the side of the trunk, but even that
> might not be all that bad.
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