[AMRadio] Antenna issues.

Rob Atkinson ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Mon Jul 7 20:32:20 EDT 2014

Jay, did I hear you on 10 meter CW yesterday?

I use a sling shot and lead fishing weight.  I get out in the street
in front of the house at daybreak on Sunday mornings when there is no
traffic and shoot nylon filament over the tree in the front yard to
use in pulling up dacron and a marine pulley.   Of course the pulley
holds a rope with one end on a counterweight and the other end going
to one end insulator on the 80 m. dipole.   My neighbor told me he
thought my 75 m. vertical was a flag pole.   One day his wife asked me
how I got that rope up over the tree.  They had company that weekend
and the visitors were curious.  They thought I climbed the tree!  It
is a thick dense pine tree.  I explained my trick with the slingshot.
To them it was clever but to me it was just regular ham procedure.



On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 4:51 PM, Jay Bromley <jayw5jay at cox.net> wrote:
> Great story Eddy!  I use an air cannon sometimes here for antenna line
> launching and it draws quite a bit of attention.  The dogs go nuts over the
> sound.  So even though johnny law hasn't paid me a visit for my weapon, I
> try to use it will the traffic is lite.  My HyperDog launcher is quieter,
> but the rubber has went bad on those!
> Again in the old days as kids we wouldn't have gave this a second thought.
> I guess I am becoming an old fart that doesn't want any attention drawn to
> me!
> 73 de w5jay/jay..

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