[AMRadio] Seeking advice on "wires in trees"


Joe Hankins joe_hankins at lexcominc.net
Tue Apr 28 17:15:51 EDT 2009


John,

Forget trying to cast a weight over a limb with a rod and reel.  That 
combination is designed for distance, not height. It will take many 
tries to get a good placement, if you ever do.

The combination of a wrist sling-shot and an spinning reel will do the 
trick far more easily and precisely. You can make one yourself, or buy 
one pre-made from one of the many ads in the various publications.

I've placed over a half-dozen antennas this way in the past 18 months, 
and it's never taken me more than two shots per tree.

Joe
KB1MPY

John, K5SEE wrote:
> I am going to need to have some tree work done before long.? At the present time, my antennas are held up in lower limbs by cords I have gotten over limbs by various methods.? I keep looking up higher at the tall pines and wondering if I could employ a tree climber to mount some kind of "permanent" support such as a pulley near the top.
>
> Would like to receive suggestions from folks that have done this and achieved relative permanence for antenna supports.? Thanks for your consideration.
>
> 73 de John, K5SEE
>
>
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