Antenna Setup Tool
When I head out to the field where I will be setting up antennas and possibly my scout tarp, the one thing they have in common is the fact that they both require staked guy-lines to anchor them in place.
Now normally that would not be a big deal, as you might think any old hammer would do to make this happen.
I mean....how technical is that, pounding the stakes into the ground once the guy-lines are stretched out.
That's exactly how it worked up until now, whether it was setting up my 10-60 meter vertical antenna as seen here, or setting up my scout tarp, I carried a claw-hammer just for that purpose.
Now I have to tell you that didn't sit well with me, as I like techy things, and the carpenters claw hammer didn't cut it, so I was always on the look-out for a better idea when it comes to inserting the stakes into the ground.
Well.....I'm in MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-Op) recently, and I spot this very cool mountaineering hammer built by MSR (Mountain Safety Research) who make some of the best mountaineering equipment on the planet, I know as I own multiple devices that carry the name MSR.
After picking it up and feeling the heft of this very cool mountaineering hammer used for setting up tents amongst other chores around camp or possibly on the side of a rock cliff, I was hooked.
So after owning this stake-tool for some time, and having set up my 10-60 meter antenna with it amongst other chores around my field operations setup, I know I now have the ultimate antenna installation tool that has become part of my antenna kit as seen here.
Click on the photo for a closer look.....