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Antennas and trees

Aug 28th, 23:56

WA6CSM

Joined: Mar 1st 2016, 16:18
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How do you put a dipole up in very tall pine trees
Aug 29th, 09:41

W1VT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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JUN 2016 - QST (PG. 68)
Installing Antenna Ropes with a Fiberglass Mast
(Hints and Kinks)
Author: Lau, Zack, W1VT

This technique can precisely place support ropes 30 feet and higher up and over pine tree branches.
Sep 17th, 16:15

N5CM_John

Joined: Sep 6th 2017, 16:13
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I use a slingshot with a 2-ounce lead egg sinker and 15-pound test monofilament line. I've been able to get lines up 100 feet in my pine trees using this method. After I shoot over the tree, I tie some heavier nylon trotline to the monofilament and draw it back slowly over. I may use the nylon line as a support or, or I may pull some dacron rope back over with the nylon line. I've used this approach for quite a while, and it works.

73, John N5CM
Oct 4th, 14:57

KN4PHS

Joined: Aug 24th 2018, 20:13
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I have 80 ft pine trees with a 140ft 14ga wire dipole @ 70ft+
I use a home made PVC pneumatic launcher with various weights of "slugs" or "carriers". Utilizing a large open face reel with 6-8lb test. My technique is to shoot over the crown and stop the payout of line. This way the slug falls close to the trunk of tree. Varying the PSI controls the velocity and range.

Either way, be cautious around the obvious. If weight is too heavy and the shuttle stop suddenly; it will sever from line. Then it becomes a dangerous and uncontrolled projectile.

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