[VHFcontesting] Trees, et al

Crownhaven crownhaven at bellsouth.net
Fri Jul 22 12:30:00 EDT 2016

Yes, trees make a difference.  Especially at higher freqs.  I have pine 
trees on a couple of sides of my QTH that are over 100'. Getting through 
them on 902 is tough, nearly impossible on 1.2 and 2.3.  I'm sure they 
will affect the rest of the bands too although it might not be as 
severe.  Regarding a tower, you got good advice regarding Rohn 45 vs. 
25.  Sturdier and MUCH easier to climb I am told.  :)))  Cellular 
engineers typically adjust power and coverage from winter to summer as 
leaves come and go so this validates the issue with trees soaking up 
RF.  I understand pine trees are especially bad for some reason.

Steve, N4JQQ, EM55bd

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