Build an HF long wire balloon antenna. Post #1092.

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How about some antenna experiments during the upcoming ARRL 2017 Field Day Communications exercise on 24-25 June 2017?  In this video, we see how a group of radio amateurs used a long wire antenna supported by a helium-filled balloon for contacts on 40 meters during the 2016 ARRL Field Day held north of Vero Beach, Florida.  The antenna worked very well.  If you're really ambitious, try a 160 meter end-fed wire supported by a helium-filled weather balloon.  Don't forget the counterpoise/ground radial system, a 9:1 balun, and an antenna "tuner" to round out the antenna package.

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