Spud Gunning Made Useful: Pneumatic Antenna Launchers

By Jason Fitzpatrick on June 17th, 2011

Whether you’re trying to hang Christmas lights, amateur radio antennas, or anything else you might want to hang from a high vantage point, this specially designed “spud gun” can get the job done.

Designed by amateur radio enthusiasts, the Pneumatic Antenna Launcher is quite a clever design as takes a standard spud gun design and modifies it to shoot tennis balls that are hooked to a high-speed fishing reel. Fire the gun and easily launch a tennis ball hundreds of feet with a strong fishing line attached, perfect for lofting your radio antenna, holiday decorations, or whatever else you’re trying to get up into a tree (and without involving a ladder or breaking your limbs in the process).

Hit up the link below for a detailed build guide and additional information.

CSV19 Pneumatic Antenna Launcher Instructions [Antenna Launchers via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/17/11
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