Thursday, February 5, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas: Getting your antenna up in a tree without breaking the wire. Post #371.


An excellent video tutorial by Dave Sarti on how to support your wire antenna in a tree without snapping the antenna elements. Dave uses counterweights on each end to keep the wire taught, allowing trees to move in the wind without breaking the wire. Your choice of antenna wire will also contribute to the durability of the antenna. When I've launched similar antennas into trees, I've used #12 AWG house wire as the antenna elements. That wire thickness seems to hold up under many weather conditions. For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily. You can follow our blog community with a free email subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed. For more Amateur Radio news, please visit my news blog: http://kh6jrm.net. Thanks for joining us today! Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).