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Thanks to Al (VE3RDD) and his fellow hams from the Bernie Amateur Radio Club for this refinement of an old antenna launching technique. Al has paired a common slingshot with a fishing reel, fishing line, and a sinker to launch a Field Day antenna into nearby trees. After a little practice, you'll be able to launch antennas into tree cover with few problems. Be sure to participate in the 2017 ARRL Field Day Emergency Communications Exercise on 24 and 25 June 2017.
You don't have to belong to an amateur radio club to take part of the festivities. You can even run a portable ham station from your vehicle or from your own backyard.
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