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Old 17-Jan-2017, 12:02 AM   #5
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I've also got the desire to tree mount several antennas. I've been waiting for sufficient recovery after a surgery to get back into my climbing gear. Perhaps this spring...

I've got several western red cedars in excess of 100" tall. I've already fabricated mounting hardware that will support a 10' mast about 5' out from the trunk. The question remains, 'how will wind induced sway impact reception reliability?"

I've also got a box of coax with messenger, similar to that used by cable companies to run from their pole to a customer's house. I'll have to see how much voltage drop I really encounter.... Though at 200", a high current pre-amplifier would not be an ideal choice.

The bottom line is, we need to hang metal up there to really know whether it will improve our overall reception.
If the well is dry and you don't see rain on the horizon, you'll need to dig the hole deeper. (If the antenna can't get the job done, an amp won't fix it.)

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