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CARS - Field Days in the Past

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    1961 NFD Danbury Group at Little Waltham, Essex

    In order to get the antenna attached to the highest tree branches a catapult was used to shot a heavy lead weight with attached line over the branch.

    A three person firing team was used, one to pull the catapult, one to hold the catapult and one to provide support. Note the protective head-gear.

    Left to Right: Eric Edwards G3NAB pulling the catapult;
    Paul Ives G3NIW supporting;
    Ralph Polley G3NAA holding the catapult

    1961 NFD Station

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