Thursday, March 3, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--160 Meter Balloon Antenna. Post #706.


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please enter this title link into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/dpoZT8TOHsM.  Here's an interesting way to launch a 160 Meter vertical antenna.  In this video, K0RU, W9RNY, and W9SN use a helium filled balloon to support a 3/8 wavelength vertical antenna for 160 meters.  The antenna is 207-feet/63.10-meters long, has 4 ground-mounted radials, and uses a "tuner" at the base of the antenna.  This trio of friends says the performance of this antenna is quite good.  Before you try this antenna on  "top band", collect a few friends to help you and get permission from the FAA and FCC if you'll be using a balloon to support your antenna near an airport.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.  Thanks for joining us today! Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).