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73 Billy AA4NU
> Hello Group,
> How many things can go wrong by sending a helium balloon up carrying
> a long wire for a vertical antenna? It would be for 20 M - 10 M.
> I can do this in a marshy area near Newport Beach. At least there are
> no electrical or telephone lines in the area.
> At the bottom of the proposed contraption is my Sebring convertible
> with a 706 in it.
> Would I throw the ground radial into the saltwater 100' away?
> Has anybody braved this portable excuse for an antenna?