Thursday, April 4, 2019

Best Slingshot Antenna Launcher for Ham Radio. Post 1826.


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One of the easiest ways to launch your HF antenna into tall trees is to use a modified slingshot/casting fishing reel combination as shown by N0KTZ in this well-done and easily understood video tutorial.  Although any brand of slingshot will work, N0KTZ recommends the "Shelton 3.0 Magnum Custom Wrist Rocket Slingshot".  You should be able to find most of the launcher parts at your neighborhood building supply or hardware store.  I use a cheap slingshot from WalMart to launch most of my tree-supported antennas.  The modification shown by N0KTZ offers arm support and better aiming capability.  You could also use a bow and arrow to shoot your antenna wire through the tree canopy.

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