Friday, June 23, 2017

Balloon Antenna Field Day 2016. Post #1168.


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Here's an interesting, if somewhat complicated antenna worth trying for Field Days or any portable operation dedicated to the 160 meter Amateur Radio Band.
In this video from "HAMPREPPER.COM", we see how a few friends prepare a set of helium balloons to support a full 1/4 wavelength 160 meter antenna (around 135 feet/41.158 meters).  This project will take some coordination and excellent weather to make this antenna work.  With propagation favoring the 160, 80, and 40 meter bands this year, you may want to consider a balloon-supported antenna for Field Day, which happens on 24-25 June 2017.

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http://www.HawaiiARRL.info.
https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com.
https://bigislandarrlnews.wordpress.com (becomes https://bigislandarrlnews.com on 25 June 2017).
http://www.kh6jrm.info (breaking news for radio amateurs).
http://www.arrl.org.
http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (podcast issued each Friday afternoon).

Other sites of interest:

http://hawaiisciencedigest.com (science and technology news for radio amateurs).
https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com (trends in geopolitical intelligence and cybersecurity).
https://paper.li/f-1482109921 (My daily intelligence briefing).

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM)