Re: antenna issue found
Well, of course you'll get different opinions from different people and this is just mine.ï¿½ Some folks think the antenna will set the tree on fire!
I've had both insulated and bare wires in contact with limbs, leaves, etc.ï¿½ Hard to do otherwise on my lot if you want an antenna of any length.ï¿½ Sometimes the limbs or trunk will even grow around the wire.ï¿½ I guess it's possible there's some signal loss, but I don't think it's significant.
On VHF and FM broadcast, there's no doubt that summer foliage degrades reception in fringe areas.ï¿½ï¿½ But being fringe probably means the signal is passing through *lots* of vegetation on the way.ï¿½ I haven't seen any authoritative info to say that this is an issue at HF.
On 3/11/2013 9:42 PM, Todd F. Carney / K7TFC wrote: