W9BVX's Helium Balloon Vertical Antenna


Here's another way to support a large vertical antenna--use a helium balloon as an improvised tower.

Thanks to Bob (W9BVX) and the KB9VBR Amateur Radio Video Channel, we see how a group of antenna experimenters used a balloon as an impromptu antenna support during a field operation.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVXJB-k8co0

Here are comments from Bob (W9BVX);

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/29Nj1m

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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

 

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