Thursday, 4 April 2013

MK 1 Antenna Launcher


So, after a nice Sunday afternoon playing with the new radio it became immediately apparent that i am completely rubbish at getting antennas in trees.

So I've constructed a very simple antenna launcher. Using a £3.99 bait launcher and a cheap fishing reel, I have combined the 2using some small bore plastic pipe. I can fire a fishing weight over a tree and pull back a guy rope. Then attaching the antenna to the guy rope, i should be able to pull it up and get some tension on it. Hopefully achieving a flat top Dipole while in the trees.

I will update you with how this goes.