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Old 04-08-2016, 12:42 PM   #41
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You could even go so nuts as to buy the pole pruner or saw head and actually use it to trim trees at your home.
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Heck, you could even take the pruner with you and trim some branches that blocked good reception. I'm sure that the Parks people wouldn't mind.

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Old 04-08-2016, 12:54 PM   #42
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For a TV antenna my current thought is just getting the TV ready so I have the coax connection outside and maybe bringing an antenna like this along:Antenna

I like it because it can easily use 12V for its amplifier.
That might be the way to go. I've been using a 4 bay antenna. It works really well but it's a bit fragile and it's starting to get a bit beat up. I was considering just getting a Jack head to replace it. I'll have to see if I can get the specs for the flat one and see how it compares to the Jack.

I find the 6' length of 1" aluminum tube mounted into the top of my homemade bike rack raises the antenna free and clear of the roof and it's easy to stow.

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Old 04-08-2016, 12:57 PM   #43
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It's called a Flag Pole to Go 20' I got it cheaper on Amazon.
https://flagpolesetc.com/flagpoles/t...le-20-ft-fp-21

The holder requires a rubber plug to get the pole centered in the holder. I picked that up at Lowe's <$5. Lemme see if I can find the information.
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Ron didn't you make your solar mast from a pole pruner?
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Ron, I'm also looking at this one from the same company - not sure yet what the differences are between them. Antenna
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Heck, you could even take the pruner with you and trim some branches that blocked good reception. I'm sure that the Parks people wouldn't mind.

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Oh man, I am liking this idea. The pruners could also be used for clearing branches to increase solar gain for the fixed panel too.
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Oh man, I am liking this idea. The pruners could also be used for clearing branches to increase solar gain for the fixed panel too.
And then to get dead branches for extra firewood. Oh you could be SO popular with the park folks.
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"Another reason is they just don't look nice. But neither does a solar panel,"

hopefully that's going to change on this 19
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"Another reason is they just don't look nice. But neither does a solar panel,"

hopefully that's going to change on this 19
The only way that it could change, is to just not install a panel. There is no real way to hide a large solar panel out of sight.
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And then to get dead branches for extra firewood. Oh you could be SO popular with the park folks.
Yes! This could be seen as retirement income. Maybe I could at least get free camping out of it. Well, until all the trees are gone, that is.
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