HF Kite Antenna


If you enjoy Parks On The Air (POTA) and Summits On The Air (SOTA), you may find this innovative HF Kite Antenna designed by W6IWN interesting.

In this video, W6IWN shows us some of his successful and unsuccessful kite-supported antenna experiments.

As always, please be aware of height restrictions and proximity to power lines.

If this antenna proves useful to you, then you man not need masts or other devices to lift your antenna above ground.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://youtu.be/1KAcf67Gkmc

Here are some comments from W6IWN:

Experimenting with a SOTAbeams Antenna lifting Kite, POTA activation with a kite, Xiegu G90, and fun at Washoe Lake State Park! SOTAbeams Antenna lifting kite--- https://www.dxengineering.com/parts/s... https://www.sotabeams.co.uk/antenna-l... WARNING: SAFTEY FIRST! In many areas there are restrictions on kite flying. Check your local and national regulations first. Kite antennas must never be used if there is any risk of lightning. Ensure that your kite system will fail safely. Imagine what would happen if a kite towing a long wire came into contact with power lines!

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


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