so I am having trouble figuring the best way to deal with getting a dipole up in some trees I currently have some trees in my back yard that are about80-100 ft tall. The Trees are on either corner of my back yard and I can string a 80m Grv5 or Off center fed dipole My house is about 14ft from one tree.
The problem is how do I deal with the ladder line/feed line?
My current install plan is to rent a genie hoist because I also need to trim up and fell a tree as well as some other high up work, so while I have this unit I will also put some big 2" eye hooks in the tree as high as I can get on the lift. I will then string up the dipole and put the line to the ground, this way I can weight the line and it can move in the eyehook for wind/tree movement with out ripping my antenna, as well as give the ability to repair antenna if needed by dropping the line.
but the issue I am not sure about is if I have a end supported dipole 100ft in the air, with a ladder line dangling from the middle of it (the black dot) then cross over to the trunk of the tree with the coax feed will this stress the antenna too much?
how do you deal with this or how would you suggest to put up an antenna in this situation?
I should also add that right in the middle of the two trees almost equaldistant I have another tree about 50ft High that I currently plan to fell (unless its a awesome antenna rig tree) I didnt put this tree in the graphic
if the image wont show up... http://www.kellykeeton.com/x/antenna.jpg