Getting a Drone for Antenna Work

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  1. KC0KEK

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  2. KJ4VTH

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    Squirrels chewed up my wire antenna while I was away. I'd like big drone to take out the squirrels. :mad:

    I doubt a model this size could lift much wire.
     
  3. WA7PRC

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    I had a Norvegian tree service fellow free-climb my 75' Cedar tree and hang a Nylon + Stainless Steel pulley. I had him pass a rope through a thick piece of hose above a limb around the trunk. He returned to ground level, threading the rope straight down to a counterweight. It was cheaper than a quad copter.
     
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  4. KK4YWN

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    You can't do antenna work with a drone.
     
  5. KY5U

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    My wife is the Queen, I am a drone.
     
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  6. KK4YWN

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    Correction: You may do antenna work if you have the queens drone.
     
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  7. N6PAT

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    I hate when someone drones on and on. Reminds me of that TV show Dronie Loves Chachi
     
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  8. WA7PRC

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    RIP Erin Moran.
     
  9. KG5RPX

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    I strung 2 wires for 2 end fed HF with my DJI Phantom 3 Std and it worked great. got the wires to the very top of 40' trees on side of house. you have to remember to fuse a long string on the drone side of the wire so when you start to land on the other side of the tree you have slack so the wire doesn't get caught in the blades. even a small drone will allow you to get a pull string to the top of whatever you are putting a wire on. I've got a video of the whole operation but its un edited. cheers, give it a try
     
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  10. WD8T

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    You only say this because you can't post your true feelings. I understand.
     

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