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Build an HF long wire balloon antenna

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_0-jBKGNTs&list=PLzvFuBaRvb1b_nBPVgBv2z1lo7_zNjbve&index=628 This is post 2478 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Thanks to the folks of the "HamRadioConcepts.com" website for this unusual and effective HF antenna.   Years ago, I visited an ARRL Field Day site which featured a balloon supported vertical antenna.  The antenna did well on 80 meters, especially with the effective counterpoise attached. If you have the space (open field, public park, or the beach), why not try a balloon-supported antenna? You may be surprised by the result obtained. Here are some comments from this balloon DX-pedition: 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 succes

Build an HF Long Wire Balloon Antenna

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_0-jBKGNTs 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." ----- For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites: http://www.HawaiiARRL.info. http://www.arrl.org. http: