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Pneumatic antenna launcher

antenna launcher

I’ve always wondered if HAM radio would be an interesting hobby. Well if I got to design as many antenna launching devices as these guys it would be worth it. The pneumatic gun fires a tennis ball that trails a fishing line. Once the line is in the tree it can be used hoist the actual antenna. The site has plans for a large number of devices with different triggering mechanisms and sizes. Some are even small enough to fit in a ten gallon tub.

[thanks wasted_druid]

Comments

  1. strider_mt2k says:

    Nice!

    73 DE N2NLQ!

  2. wasted_druid says:

    Wow. And that’s the first and only tip I’ve ever submitted. I feel all warm and bubbly inside.

  3. wasted_druid says:

    Wow. And that’s the first and only tip I’ve ever submitted. I feel all warm and bubbly inside.

  4. I’ve seen people use those wrist-rocket “slingshots” to launch a leaderwire into the trees, but man… A shoulder-fired tennis ball cannon makes every day a field day. w00t!

  5. Bucky says:

    i would have used a trebuchet. :)

  6. Garyman99 says:

    This is pretty awesome. But now I need a pneumatic antenna launcher PullWireBackOutOfTreeBecauseNeighborsAreMadThatTheirTreeIsRuined…er.

  7. tekdragin says:

    This is nice, anyone have any links to DIY air rifles?

  8. sleazye says:

    i prefer a potato cannon : ) Much funner and cheaper!

  9. hall says:

    cool, it can reach 200 feet of height

  10. Akoi Meexx says:

    Doesn’t it seem like the first time you hit a squirrel with that thing PETA would be all over you like white on rice?

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