Antenna Launcher: How to be Successful Operating Portable

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K0PIR

I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

2 Responses

  1. blank James Wascisin says:

    How much weight did you add to the “Dummy” and how did you attach the string? I assume you opened the top up to add the extra weight. It looks like you store the string wrapped around the dummy, then lay the string out on the ground when you are ready to fire it.
    By the way, your videos are great! N7RDG

  2. blank K0PIR says:

    Hi James,

    It’s nice to hear from you and thank you for commenting on my post. I have tried a few different weights. What I have right now is a 7/8” x 2” Hex Cap Screw in it. I am not sure of the weight. There are some pictures on this page that sho how I’ve cut the end off of the dummy and inserted the screw.
    I do keep the string wrapped around the dummy and then when I’m ready to launch it I just uncoil it from the dummy and lay it out on the ground so it doesn’t hang on anything.
    Thanks again and stay safe! 73, Rich K0PIR

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