[TowerTalk] Antenna eating tree

Tom Osborne w7why at verizon.net
Mon Sep 4 23:00:27 EDT 2006

Hi Wes

The only problem I see with that is that if you have 8 inches of shaft on a 
screw eye, that is a lot to bend back and forth.  Seems like it is a lot 
stronger if you can screw it right into the edge of the eye.  IMHO   73

> Tom .... I think the best solution is to use a longer screw eye.
> I have purchased some galvanized eyes from Home Depot that are
> 12" (or maybe 14") long.  If you screw them into the tree only as
> far as the threaded portion (usually about 2 inches) you will
> have a lot sticking out.  The eye will hold just fine and as the
> tree grows around it you will not ever be able to pull it out.
> It will be serviceable for many years.

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