Arborist Throw Line for Hanging Antennas – #HowTo Video

How do you use an arborist throw line to hang antennas in trees high enough to work properly? I got this arborist throw line a few months back and this is only the third time I have ever used it. I'm in Cullman, Alabama operating an Icom 7300 from my camper and a G5RV antenna now up 30ft in the air hanging from a limb on a backyard tree.

See the process of hanging an antenna using this method developed by Ham radio operators.

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Getting the antenna far enough away from the camper has lowered my noise level. The converter in the camper, while plugged into shore power, is overwhelming sometimes on the lower frequencies.

So, having the antenna 70' away in a tree up 30' really helps.

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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.

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1 year ago

I have something very similar that uses basically a huge slingshot and it will easily put the 12-oz weight over a 75 ft. tree! No more fishing line getting tangled and wrapped around limbs in the tree. The line is designed to slide easily over limbs and branches. If you enjoy wire antennas like I do, get this and quit wasting time and energy on wimp fishing weights, etc.

1 year ago

Sherrill Tree is the arborist supply company (Vermeer affiliate) that carries the “Big Shot” to launch an 8 or 12 oz. bag up to 150+ feet in the trees. I’ve had mine about a decade now and you can depend on the rubber tubing to last and last. I can’t remember the number of times I’ve used it.

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