Friday, March 4, 2016

Simple Ham Radiio Antennas--160m kite antenna again! Post #707.

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If you're have trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/fDiXNnimcRY.  Here's another interesting way to launch a full quarter wave vertical for 160 meters--use a kite!  In this video, VK5ZVS uses a French military kite, a suitable length of 7X 7 stranded steel wire (1.2 mm thickness), a tuner, a low power transceiver, and a ground connection to hoist his 160 meter antenna into the air.  He made several 25 watt SSB contacts on 160 meters. Most of the materials can be bought from the nearest hardware store or home improvment outlet.  It's important to have a good ground radial or counterpoise system for this vertical to work safely and efficiently.  For the latest  Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.  You can follow our blog community with a free email subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).