• CSV19 Launcher with Zip Reel sitting on a Rubbermaid Tote that is sized to contain the Launcher and Accessories

  • CSV17 with Mini Coaxial Reel and CO2 system fits into the Toolcase shown for a complete Antenna Launching solution. All Terrain Vehicle not included.

  • Ron N3ETA's Launcher with a nice custom paint job. Krylon Fusion paint works well on the plastic. Zip Reel by Saunders with WD6CMU custom coaxial barrel mounting system.

  • The TRB provides 12, 25 and 50 ohm impedance transformations as well as choke balance features. This is especially useful with compact portable antennas such as the Buddipole.

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The free downloadable Introductory Video is a quick way to learn about our Antenna Launchers.

Welcome to Alan Biocca Engineering. Our most popular products are Pneumatic Antenna Launchers and Triple Ratio Baluns. We offer Assembled and Kit Launchers, components and Free Plans as well as Balun Kits.

New Launcher User Manual

A Draft of our new online Launcher User Manual is available now. Please send us any comments. This document is stored in our new web document system and can be easily updated and maintained.

Launcher User Manual

Honking Launcher

Tonite we were testing a launcher we are building for a customer. It had the recently noted ‘honking launcher’ problem. We tried a few of the new air dusters and several of them had the problem.

Recommendation to Kit Builders – Don’t cement the trigger to brass elbow and brass elbow to valve top joints. It is much easier to troubleshoot and repair without cement. If you have a bad trigger contact us.

We are working on a measurement system to test the triggers before they are shipped. This may create an additional delay in shipping some launchers, but we want them to work properly.

If your launcher won’t make at least 100 feet of elevation with 50 psi it may have this problem. Contact us.

Honking Launcher

If your pneumatic launcher makes a ‘honking’ type noise when you trigger it, this is an indication of low trigger airflow. It is also a sure sign of an underperforming launcher.

The Harbor Freight air dusters we use for triggers sometimes exhibit this problem when the valve is overtightened into the frame. Loosen the nut around the pin that the trigger pushes on about 1 turn. There is an O ring seal there, so this should not cause it to leak. The honking should cease and the performance increase.

In the past this happened very rarely (only once that we are aware of), but with the new batches of parts it has happened at least twice recently.

The other problem we have seen that causes inadequate trigger flow is the installation of the outlet jet on the air duster. This outlet jet should not be installed to allow the best trigger flow.

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