Field Antenna installation tool.
Here is the modified push-pull pole we used on the Locust antenna
work. Worked well on that project for light-duty pushing &
pulling and can can be configured so that it can also be used to
attach, emplace light lines high up for pulling up field antennas.
This system often works better than trying to throw a weighted line
over a tree or branch; allows you to precisely place your weighted
cord or “sky hook”; no tangling or wrapping of lines. Fully
extended, you have 15 ft of pole plus your own arm’s reach, so you
might be able to drop a line or snag a hold 18-20 ft above ground.
Walmart sells a light aluminum “golf ball retriever” for $13 in
their sporting goods aisle. Takes just a few modifications to
permanently install whatever attachment devices you wish. I
simply lashed things & added some squirts of hot glue to secure
the lashings. My finished pole collapses to 52” long, is very
light, & easily rides inside my truck box.
I used a “sky hook” similar to this in Honduras (but
lashed to the end of a slender sapling) to hook one end of my
antenna to the lip of the rain gutter on our building. The bent
coat hanger plus light cord is adequate to pull up, tie off a