High-limb rope saw.
It's like a chain saw, without the motor. I'm thinking of getting one
Not a new idea; I swear I've seen something very similar in an old
documentary on Sweden.
I regularly use a pole saw; I can't imagine this is much worse. Yeah,
it's a workout, especially for larger branches. I've done them up to
about 4" diameter.
Today I was over at the Wisconsin Arborists' Assn. annual tree-climbing
competition. Those guys have tons of safety equipment and climbing
skill, and obviously it's a lot easier to do things right. It's probably
also safer to be on the opposite side of the branch that gravity is
going to be pulling it!
Dishes don't need to see the sky in the direction they appear to be
They are like mirrors, with the LNB looking at the dish from BELOW the axis
of the dish, so it is picking up reflections from the dish that come from
significantly ABOVE the axis of the dish. In other words, the dish is
"pointed" higher than it appears to be from its shape.
You cannot get a steady signal through a tree.
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