Balloons Raise Shortwave Antenna

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Balloons Raise Shortwave Antenna

by KirtB » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:22 pm

Balloons Raise Shortwave Antenna, April 1935 Short Wave Craft

Antennas have been deployed in difficult environments using many ingenious methods over the years both by professionals and amateurs. The process typically involves first propelling a lightweight string or wire across and/or up to a supporting structure (a tower, tree, building, whatever) and then using that lead line to draw the antenna and its accompanying coaxial or twin lead cable into its final position. Sometimes simply tying a line to a rock and tossing it over a tree branch does the trick, but usually deployment requires a more powerful launch such as a a bow and arrow or even a model rocket. Many years ago a modeling magazine reported on a large radio controlled airplane that towed a lead line across a wide gulch … http://www.rfcafe.com/references/short-wave-craft/balloons-raise-s-w-antenna-october-1935-short-wave-craft.htm

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