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[TowerTalk] Helium Balloon-Supported Antenna

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Helium Balloon-Supported Antenna
From: (Allan K Chapman)
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 00:13:35 EST
Need information on balloon-supported antennas, and would like to hear 
from anyone with info regarding uses of helium balloons to support wire

Gibson Girl emergency radios used the "kytoon" to support long wire 
antenna. That kytoon had airfoils producing lift offsetting the 
tendency of the tethered balloon to be blown down in strong winds. 
My need is very similar to that, with total payload weight under 100 
grams (4 ounces).  Duration of flight  several days.

If you have experience with kytoons as sky hooks, and especially if 
you can help locate a source (better than weather balloons), your reply
will be appreciated.  73  Allan  W6MEO

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