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Pneumatic operation of UHF antenna

What can I say...I'm retired and between trips away, I get bored.

Here's a small project I did recently. After relocating my GME antenna from the bullbar to the top of the canopy (2012 Chev Silverado, with 6" lift), it soon became apparent that despite having a sprung-base, it was fouling and creating large BANGS when I drove under my carport etc.

So, having a complete on-board air system (comprising an Endless Air compressor and a re-purposed 9kg LPG bottle), I decided I could make the activation of the fold-down antenna air-operated. The air ram and distribution block are activated when I turn the UHF on at a master switch in the cab.

The video shows it in operation. It might help somebody else who wants to lay the UHF down without having to get out every time.

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