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Sap Interferes With Cell Reception:

from designnews.com on August 8, 2014
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Sap Interferes With Cell Reception:  
by KG4RUL on August 8, 2014 Mail this to a friend!
Sorry, I thinks people who cut down trees are the real saps.
 
Sap makes trees as antenna masts grow!  
by AI2IA on August 8, 2014 Mail this to a friend!
"So I cut the tree down and the problem was solved."

Let me tell you a story, my friend. Years back a ham pal of mine give me a sapling Dawn Redwood tree and together we planted it at the very back of my property.

Today, that tree, straight as an arrow, and a wee bit under one hundred feet tall, holds one end of my 180 meter off center fed dipole.

So, I can truthfully say, "I planted a tree and the problem was solved."

Real hams know to be kind to trees, because trees are their friends.
 
Sap Interferes With Cell Reception:  
by W7ASA on August 9, 2014 Mail this to a friend!
Wow - anyone here live in a house made of wood?


Good stewardship is more than doing nothing.


>Ray
W7ASA
 
RE: Sap makes trees as antenna masts grow!  
by KA2FIR on August 9, 2014 Mail this to a friend!
AI2IA:

How long did it take for that tree to reach that height?

Mike
 
Dawn Redwood is a rapid growing tree!  
by AI2IA on August 9, 2014 Mail this to a friend!
Growth rate: Rapid. I agree. I have had certain metasequoias on the Preserve go from four to twenty feet in only three growing seasons! Optimal growth seems to be at a rate of up to seven feet per year; phenomenal!

The above quote is from www.dawnredwood.org just so you don't think I am overstating the case.

We planted mine in an ideal spot for that kind of tree. It is a low lying area that collects moisture and has no nearby trees. My tree is seventeen years old. Looking at it this afternoon, I see that it has passed the one hundred foot height since it is now taller than half the length of my 200 foot long lot. There way up near the top is the pulley with the weighted line and insulator to my copper clad 160 meter off center fed antenna. I love that tree. Read more about Dawn Redwoods at www.dawnredwood.org and other sites. Trees and antennas go great together.
Vy 73,
de Ray, ai2ia
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Sap Interferes With Cell Reception:  
by KQ9J on August 10, 2014 Mail this to a friend!
I would never have cut the tree down. It could be an antenna support. Plus if it is blocking cell service for a few months out of the year that is a few months when no one can bother me.

My wife asked me just last night.."why do you pay so much for a phone when you just get mad every time it rings or beeps"?? :)
 
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