The PADS (Pneumatic Antenna Deployment System)
PADS Launcher shown above in Hard Case.
Note that the photo above shows 500 foot twine reels (instead of the 270 foot
reels used in the kit) and additional items such as the launch balls and
CO2 equipment not included in the PADS Kit.
The PADS (Pneumatic Antenna Deployment System) kit includes almost everything you need
to launch lines over 130 feet high for your antenna deployments.
It is packaged in a 18 inch tool case making it easy to take to field.
Great for Field Day and Emergency Operations!
You will need to supply a pump or other source of compressed air or CO2 to
pressurize the launcher.
An optional CO2 system is available on the
Order Page, see below for more info.
Assembly Required. Assembly Service is available, see the order page.
- CSV17 PADS Kit (Assembly Required) containing:
- CSV17 parts including SDR21 Barrel
- Pressure Safety Relief Valve
- 1/8-27 NPT Tap
- Ramrod Parts
- Launch Ball Loop Kit for preparing 6 launch balls
- Custom made Mini-Coaxial Line Reel (Assembled)
- Reel preloaded with 125 yards 50 LB test high-tech ultra-thin braided Line
- Two Twine Reels, each with 270 feet of nylon twine
- Hard Carrying Case
- Assembly Service available separately
- Contents and Specifications subject to change without notice
CO2 Charging System
The CO2 Charging System uses a refillable 12 oz CO2
cylinder and a safety pressure regulator to provide pressure for the Antenna
This is very small and fast - filling up to launch takes only a few seconds,
and it fits into the PADS hard case.
It provides many launches per refill (approximately 30) and can be refilled
at a local paintball supply for a few dollars.
The PADS photo above actually contains two CO2 charging systems -
a 12 oz Paintball type system as described here and also a 12 gram bicycle tire
filling system. The 12 oz Paintball type bottle is inside the SDR21 barrel.
Can you find the regulator, the bicycle filler, and the 12 gram CO2
We cannot ship systems with CO2 due to shipping regulations.
Additional 12 ounce cylinders are also available on the
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