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Build an HF long wire balloon antenna. Post 1778.

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. It's not too early to think about your ARRL Field Day antenna.  Why not try something new, such as this helium balloon supported 40 meter vertical antenna? "HamRadioConcepts" shows how a group of radio amateurs built an HF long wire balloon antenna for the 2016 ARRL Field Day near Vero Beach, Florida. Using only 25 watts into a MFJ-993B antenna "tuner", this group made a lot of interesting contacts.  Al long as you have helium, a sturdy weather balloon, a good tuner, and a suitable counterpoise or ground radial system, you should do very well.  For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites: http://www.HawaiiARRL.info. http://www.arrl.org. http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon). https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com. https://h

Build an HF long wire balloon antenna. Post #1092.

If you can't view this video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_0jBKFNTs. How about some antenna experiments during the upcoming ARRL 2017 Field Day Communications exercise on 24-25 June 2017?  In this video, we see how a group of radio amateurs used a long wire antenna supported by a helium -filled balloon for contacts on 40 meters during the 2016 ARRL Field Day held north of Vero Beach, Florida .  The antenna worked very well.  If you're really ambitious, try a 160 meter end-fed wire supported by a helium-filled weather balloon .  Don't forget the counterpoise/ground radial system, a 9:1 balun , and an antenna "tuner" to round out the antenna package. For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please visit these websites: http://www.HawaiiARRL.info. https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com. https://bigislandarrlnews.wordpress.com. http://www.kh6jrm.info (breaking news for radio amateur