[TowerTalk] Hustler 6-BTV installation
Gary at ka1j.com
Wed Apr 9 11:53:30 EDT 2014
I have for the last 8 years had to use only vertical wires hung over
trees (see in QRZ my "spud gun" that gets them up.) I have the
required radial bed below but I have no options but to have my HI-Z
triangular and the antennas erected in trees. Just last month I got a
tribander mounted on the roof but the trees are still well above it
in all directions. Thus far the only DX operation I've needed that
I've never been able to hear was the VK9X. Not sure how much the
trees affect signals coming in or out or is it the 350' of RG213 that
causes the most loss. I don't have a great DX station but the
compromised antennas still seem to work well.
> I'm not sure one would ever notice the tree effects on HF. There are
> lots of other things (e.g., no balun at the feedpoint, feedline routing
> and objects in the near field, ground terrain variations ) that would
> probably be larger effects.
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