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In a tree?

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by BammBamm, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. BammBamm

    BammBamm Instigators ...173 on the southside.

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    How much will it affect my signal to hide a IMAX or gainmaster ina oak at about 60'? Tip of antenna will be about 5' over tree top.


     
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  2. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    would be a big improvement.
     
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  3. Redbeard U812

    Redbeard U812 WDX-1030 / U812 South Texas

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    Leave some expansion loops in coax
     
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  4. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Elmer

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    I had one suspended in my Pin Oak years ago. It was about 60'. It's grown so much higher that been thinking of hanging the GM. I need to have the tree trimmed for other purposes, so I'll likely do it. I just secure cord at the tip of antenna and let it hang and sway. Surrounding branches and trunk won't be an issue.
     
  5. Big Kahuna

    Big Kahuna Sr. Member

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    Should work fine, try to keep the antenna slightly away from the main trunk if possible, you don't want it right up against the tree. In my youth I climbed a 80' evergreen tree (no equipment) and pulled up and mounted a antenna with a couple of bungee cords out the top of the tree. With a stock radio I could be heard everywhere in the entire region. Crazy thing is, the antenna was up there for 15 years when I moved and the tree had grown around part of the base of it. It may still be up there (it's been 30 years though :) :)
     
  6. Road Squawker

    Road Squawker Sr. Member

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    Kinda depends on where you have it now,... could be an improvement, could not.
     
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  7. BammBamm

    BammBamm Instigators ...173 on the southside.

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    Currently no base but since Trump wants to give me some money I'm going to pass it along to DNJ and buy a new antenna and use my 2950cd and Kl503p on a power supply. I am currently in my mobile home until my house sells and I have to hide it. I'm not afraid to climb the tree and when I move the mobile goes to my daughter and son in law and he's just getting into radio so the antenna will stay.
     
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  8. S&W357

    S&W357 $upporting Member N.C. WDX-556

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    I keep looking at some of the tall Hickory trees behind the house and thinking of doing the same thing.

    Couldn’t climb the tree myself plus I’d need probably 100’ or more of coax to get from outside of house to base of tree. $$$$$$$
     
  9. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    The leaves will do little the height will do wonders
     
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  10. Christopher17

    Christopher17 LongStride

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    I'm thinking of hanging my ground plane from a tree , what do you about earth ground for the antenna?
     
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  11. Red Bull

    Red Bull Active Member

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    I have mine in an 80 foot pine. The height does wonders. This is the second antenna in this tree! The first antenna was in the tree for 25 years.

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  12. S&W357

    S&W357 $upporting Member N.C. WDX-556

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    jealous here...feeling small & inferior
     
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  13. camaro1

    camaro1 Well-Known Member

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    I have a gainmaster in a pine tree in the back yard for many years now, about 45' up to the mounting bracket that holds the antenna about 16" from the tree, fed with RG-6 tv coax and it has never had an issue

    it even survived the big storm we had last summer that took the neighbors tree and blew it into my tower taking that down.
     
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  14. Redbeard U812

    Redbeard U812 WDX-1030 / U812 South Texas

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    I wish I had a tree?:(
     

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