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Base Looking for recommendations for a tree mounted antenna

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by VoX 997, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 4-2-5 Amarillo Tx Standing By

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    Ain't no trees up here in the panhandle either, we have mesquite trees but they're more like bushes if anything.



    To the thread now, have you considered the tram 1498? It's done me really well on a pole mast.
     
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  2. VoX 997

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    Never heard of the tram 1498.
     
  3. VoX 997

    VoX 997 Member

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    Bought a 100ft spool of Jefa Tech low loss 400, some connectors, dielectric grease. Now gotta get a new spool of #10 grounding wire.

    Almost there.
     
  4. secret squirrel

    secret squirrel Lustrous Potentate

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    This may be really redneck, but it worked. I hired a tree trimmer with climb rig- that cost 100.00. I had him climb as high as he could in a pine tree, big blue spruce, so he was up about 30 feet. Screwed a 2X10 piece into the tree. Then he mounted my A99 to the 2X10, and secured everything to the tree with ratchet cargo tie down straps. I looked neat, because the tree hid most of the A99- The top section was partly visible. I was very pleased. I had less than 1.3 SWR on a 40 with the tree rig. Hope the Idea helps someone. Redneck A99 tree rig.
     
  5. VoX 997

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    Thanks @secret squirrel for your tree install story. Redneck or not, you gotta figure away to get it up there.

    Placing a antenna on a mast in the backyard is a no go, the tree it is, for me.
     
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  6. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    This will be used for what purpose?
     
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  7. VoX 997

    VoX 997 Member

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    I'm going to ground the antenna mount. And probably the coax before it enters the shack.
     
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  8. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    (J) Bonding of Electrodes. If a ground rod is installed to serve as the grounding electrode for the radio and television equipment, it must be bonded to the building’s power grounding electrode system with a minimum 6 AWG conductor. } See Figure 810–16
     

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  9. VoX 997

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    The tree is within the 150 ft of the zone of protection

    The gear is using the house ground rod, and the coax feed will be grounded at the entry point to the house and connected to the house ground.

    The antenna is grounded with it's own ground rod at the base of the tree.
     
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