Build an HF Long Wire Balloon Antenna

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This is post 2273 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antenna.

How about trying a different antenna for the ARRL Field Day or for that next portable operation?  In this video from the "Ham Radio Concepts Channel", we see what one ham radio club used to raise its vertical antenna--A balloon-supported long wire over a river.  The antenna worked very well.

Here are some general comments from the site:

"We made a long wire vertical antenna suspended from a helium balloon over the river, at 25 watts and an MFJ 993b autotuner to tune it on 40 meters at field day 2016 at the Wabasso causeway north of Vero Beach Florida. It was a successful antenna and worked very well at around 25 watts."
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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


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