Field Day balloon antennas going up!

Balloon-lifted Amateur Radio Antennas

by Jim DeLoach, WU0I

I love to experiment with large, temporary antennas, and the largest of all are balloon-lifted antennas! Two of my balloon-lifted antenna designs have been published in QST, including:

These articles are available on the ARRL Periodicals Archive and Search page. Just put in my call -- 'WU0I' -- to find these and my other articles. Note that ARRL membership is necessary to download this material.

This presentation, updated January 2022, describes the balloon-lifted full wave loop design in detail.

(c) Jim DeLoach, WU0I, 2022.