[TowerTalk] Trees

Stan or Patricia Griffiths w7ni@teleport.com
Thu, 02 Mar 2000 11:26:14 -0800

Bill Heinzinger wrote:

> I found a fascinating website that's got a ton
> > of tree-related information on it - including technique, equipment,
> > aborculture, recreational tree climbing and cat rescue(!). It's at
> > http://www.treeclimbing.com. Check it out.
> >
> As a retired firefighter I would like to point out:
> Has anyone EVER seen a cat skeleton in a tree?

Well,  yes, as a matter of fact, several times.  It was still inside of a
live cat, however.  (Technically, I couldn't actually SEE it but I knew
it was there.)

I would like to remind K7LXC that HE is the one who started the "cat
skeleton" thread . . .  8-)

In keeping with the main  topic of towers and antennas, has anyone ever
tried to load a cat as an antenna?  What feed system did you use?  How
much gain did it have?  I think it has been tried in Europe and they
called it the "CFA" (Cat Fazed Array).  Has to be analyzed using
unconventional fizix . . .  I understand that no matter what the polarity
of the launched signal is, it always lands on its feet.

(OK.  OK.  I'll quit now  . . . )

Stan  w7ni@teleport.com

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