[TowerTalk] Trees as anchors and guy dynamics

Jim Rhodes rhodes@willinet.net
Fri, 10 Sep 1999 00:46:42 -0500

I have seen people staple pieces of treated 2x4 to the cable to keep it
from having the bark grow over it or have it cut through the bark. This
also gives the tree some growth room.

><< Also, I have an 160
> meter inv. "L: and 80 meter dipole up in a tree.  I had a rope
> tied around the base to tie the antenna lines off to and the bark
> completely covered the rope. >>
>      Warning - girdling a tree like that will kill it. A forged eye or two 
>screwed into the tree makes a much more benign anchor.
>Cheers,  Steve    K7LXC
Jim Rhodes KC0XU

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