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Balloon Antenna

Introduction

As a ham, you've probably wondered how to get a "sky hook" to hold up your antenna.  Lighter-than-air balloons are one solution - for temporary installations in calm conditions.

Articles

  • A Skyhook for the '90s  Members Only
    QST May 1997, pp. 31-33
    A technique for using large advertising balloons to hold up your Field Day antenna.
  • Balloon Skyhooks  Members Only
    QST August 1997, p. 69
    Technical Correspondence comments on the above article.

Web Links

ANTENNA SYSTEM WITH SKY-DOC™
Hurricane force winds capable balloon

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