Friday, June 9, 2017

Antenna Launchers. Post #1156.


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One of the major problems of using portable antennas is getting them high enough off the ground to do some good, particularly where DX contacts are concerned.

In this video from Dr. Bob Heil (K9EID), we get a good discussion of antenna launchers and how they're used to put antennas over high trees or other obstacles. Bob illustrates the general principles of antenna launchers with this new device from Korea.

While this device is certainly an improvement over fishing rod launchers and arrows shot over trees, you may find a simple slingshot works well enough for your location.  Whatever launch method you chose, please be mindful of safety and handle all equipment carefully.

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http://www.HawaiiARRL.info.
https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com.
https;//bigislandarrlnews.wordpress.com.
http://www.kh6jrm.info (breaking news for radio amateurs).
http://www.arrl.org.
http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a podcast published each Friday).

Other sites of interest:

http://hawaiisciencedigest.com (science and technology news for radio amateurs).
https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com (trends in geopolitical intelligence and cybersecurity).

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM)