American Timber Bamboo

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by possum, May 21, 2014.

  1. possum

    possum Guest

    This bamboo surprised me by sending out shoots away from the
    water into the hard packed dry soil. It's growing better than I
    expected it would in West Texas desert. Big strong shoots are
    going out in every direction. It grows bigger, taller, stronger
    every year.

    Now if I could keep the damn rabbits from eating the young shoots
    there would be a lot more bamboo. When my old house cat was
    alive she never let the rabbits live long enough to be a problem.
    The new cat is just learning how to hunt and the rabbits have grown
    to big for her to kill. When she has kittens in a few months and they
    get big enough to hunt there won't be a rabbit left in this area.
    possum, May 21, 2014
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  2. possum

    possum Guest

    Wrong group, sorry.
    possum, May 21, 2014
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  3. Well, now, bamboo _is_ pretty much wireless.... :)
    Allodoxaphobia, May 21, 2014
  4. It also grows pretty tall, so you can lash your
    wireless antenna to it...

    (And not that I think about it, isn't bamboo, at least
    when dry, pretty transparent to radio waves? So you
    could build an enclosure out if it and stick your
    radio equipment inside...)
    danny burstein, May 22, 2014
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    amdx Guest

    I built a Flag antenna using bamboo that I cut, dried and epoxy
    painted. I used 4-10 ft pieces for the spreaders, it lasted about 7
    years before I had problems with it. I replaced it with fiberglass that
    only lasted 5 years. Now I have an internet radio, it ruined my interest
    in building antennas. :-(
    amdx, May 24, 2014
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