Rather than a G5RV consider a ZS6BKW. Matches much better on more bands. Mine seems to perform very well too. Its flat on top with the ends drooping down a foot or two. Up about 35' in the trees. Rugged too.
My 2 cents.
73, JP, K8AG
You didn't mention type trees as some have longer branches to deal with. My normal thing is to get a line over the highest point and attach a pulley - do the same on the next furthest tree. On the furthest tree feed a line of polypropeline rope through the pulley and attach a weight sufficient to keep a little tension on the line. Hook your long wire via insulator to the other end of the line and feed your wire to the nextinsulator/tree/rope/ pulley and hoist it all up. Adjust the weight to keep a little tension so as the trees move or the snow comes and goes the line is kept taught. Run the other end of your wire to your tuner, make sure you've a good RF ground and have fun.
I have good luck with my 3-pull method. 1) slingshot over the branch with monofilament 2) use that to pull lighweight mason's line 3) pull final dacron line. I do this because I use a heavier dacron line and hard to pull that with the monofilament line. Have reached 100' limbs here in winter with no leaves to interfere. I usually put up the "serious" lines in winter.
Originally Posted by WB2WIK