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W9BVX's Helium Balloon Vertical Antenna


If you can't find a suitable antenna support for your next portable or field operation, try this solution from W9BVX and the Wisconsin Valley Amateur Radio Club.

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This is post 2527 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

Here's some more information about this intriguing antenna:

At the young age of 9, Bob W9BVX, visited an ARRL Field Day site with his dad and saw the most amazing thing; an HF antenna lifted into the air by a helium balloon. Ever since that day, his life's dream was to do the same thing. Watch now as he ticks another item off his 'bucket list'. Thank you to the Wisconsin Valley Radio Association for assistance with this project: Http://www.wvraclub.org. Support Ham Radio Q & A! Shop Amazon: http://amzn.to/29Nj1mP

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Video courtesy of Michael Martens (KB9VBR).

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).
 

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