[TowerTalk] Wires in trees
rcblumen at centurylink.net
Tue Jan 23 10:05:09 EST 2018
There is an article in the last issue of QST that looks at the effect trees have on antennas in/near trees.
> On Jan 23, 2018, at 1:24 AM, Steve Boone <w7wm.boone at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is a topic that I have never seen addressed and Google has not
> revealed any similar situations:
> I am installing a quarter wave, 160m inverted-L between a 40' Ponderosa
> Pine and my tower. The first 30' of the antenna will run parallel to the
> tree trunk and through the branches. I am using copper coated wire for the
> element. I have four elevated radials at the 10' level.
> My concern is whether I need to worry about contact between the wire and
> the tree. With the very low humidity that we get during Colorado summers, I
> am wondering if there is a fire danger here.
> I will be running a 1.5 kW.
> -Steve, W7WM
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