Monday, February 18, 2019

Build an HF long wire balloon antenna. Post 1778.


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It's not too early to think about your ARRL Field Day antenna.  Why not try something new, such as this helium balloon supported 40 meter vertical antenna?

"HamRadioConcepts" shows how a group of radio amateurs built an HF long wire balloon antenna for the 2016 ARRL Field Day near Vero Beach, Florida. Using only 25 watts into a MFJ-993B antenna "tuner", this group made a lot of interesting contacts.  Al long as you have helium, a sturdy weather balloon, a good tuner, and a suitable counterpoise or ground radial system, you should do very well. 

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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