I have a Hy-Gain DX-77A sitting directly on the ground leaning between the branches of a tree in the backyard. I haven't had a chance to install the antenna in it's permanent location. I thought it would be safe there since the branches actually protected it from whipping around and falling over. I was right. Antenna is right where I left it unharmed and working. I also live at the Jersey Shore 10 minutes from Long Beach Island that still has 4 to 8 feet of water on the roadway, not to mention total destruction. My heart goes out to all that suffered losses. I was very lucky to say the least. I am truly grateful.
I am glad to hear antennas survived down your way.
I do have a question that maybe you can answer for me Joe.
I have seen video of the amusement park that is right on the shore of the ocean in NJ. The video shows the water right up to the rides etc. Was there a berm of some sort on that shore at one time? Reason I ask is I wonder why the rides are so close to the shore. Those videos were taken after the storm passed through, that is why I ask about the water being so close to the rides etc.
The news reports, video and still shots I have seen of your area show the devastation. My thoughts go out to anyone who is dealing with that situation. Homes have been destroyed, lives have been lost and it will take a lot of time, effort and money to restore the area.
All the best to you and the rest of the residents in NJ and other areas that suffered great damage.
73, Rick VE3FMC