[AMRadio] Seeking advice on "wires in trees"

Radio Station KW1I kw1i at earthlink.net
Tue Apr 28 22:36:57 EDT 2009

When you put the pulley up at the top of pine tree make sure it is a good 
quality one and test the uphaul line on it to make sure that everything is 
sized right and the line under load can't jam between the pulley sheave and 
the pulley housing.

I've found that the antenna system if tethered high enough in the pine does 
not need springs or weights on the end of uphauls.  The springiness in the 
top of the pine will take up the peak forces.


P.S.  I prefer bow an arrow placement

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John, K5SEE" <john at k5see.com>
To: <nars at mailman.qth.net>; <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 4:16 PM
Subject: [AMRadio] Seeking advice on "wires in trees"

>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
> "When CW is no longer required, it will be a necessity." de K5SEE
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