OK I am lazy.

Even though I have all the parts to build a dipole, I bought a commercially-available G5RV antenna to hang between my trees.  I figure eventually I will string a 160m Marconi with the dipole parts.

So now all I need is some Dacron rope* and some decent coax feedline…and a wrist rocket to throw some fishing line into the trees.

The boy is coming down this weekend so maybe I can get him to help me get this thing hung.


* I actually have a bunch of 3/8″ polyester rope in the garage — never used — that I might use just to get it into the trees for now.  That would probably last a couple of years.  Hell, the trees may not last that long.