Topband: Installing Wire Antennas Supported By Lines Over Tall Trees

terry burge ki7m at
Thu Nov 29 18:40:08 EST 2018

Hi Dick,
This looks like a pretty go launcher for putting lines over trees. I've only seen them while watching some youtube videos of the tree cutting/pruning arborist and never knew where to buy them. Checking out the site I requested a catalog but am a bit turned off by the high prices. My air canon does a pretty good job but I suspect the one you show could be more accurate with it's direction control. Thanks for the post, I'm sure others will be interested too.


> On November 29, 2018 at 10:46 AM Dick Bingham <dick.bingham at> wrote:
> I use a "Big Shot" arborist slingshot to install my wire antennas from tall
> Fir and Cottonwood trees.
> Check it out here ===>
> *
> <>*
> You can launch a 3/4-inch pipe elbow over 100+foot high trees with height
> to spare.
> This is not a wimpy-ass system and can hurl some strong messenger-line
> twine
> over the trees with ease even during serious winds.
> Use an open-face style spool/roll of messenger line that allows the line to
> 'pay-out'
> off the end of the spool, or like a spin fish-casting reel, without having
> to reel-off by spinning the spool. I usually stab a rod into the ground so
> it points toward the selected tree and insert the roll of twine onto the
> rod so the line can be launched
> with minimal off-axis drag.
> Painting the pipe-elbow/whatever *International-Orange* saves LOTS of
> search time when using nearly invisible fishing line and you are working
> alone!
> 73 Dick/w7wkr
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