Topband: Re: TREE MOUNTED PENNANT
k4kyv at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 23 01:11:58 EDT 2003
>.... As with other tree-mounted wire antennas, one needs to consider
>potential movement of the tree in windstorms. This is particularly true for
>trees like pines that can be tall and >flexible. I lost a couple of
>pennants this way, then started incorporating bungee cords in the support
>mechanisms and significantly reduced this type of problem. There are other
>ways around this as well (pulley and weight, etc).
I've found the best way to deal with that problem is to use #8 copperweld
wire and HEAVY DUTY insulators. Pullys and springs inevitably get tangled
up, broken, etc. Just use something strong enough that the tree branch
would break before the antenna.
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