Discussion in 'Antennas, Feedlines, Towers & Rotors' started by KA0HCP, Aug 7, 2020.
How do you keep it pointed?
The photo shows guy ropes and stakes. Traditional army stuff!
Double Armstrong Method.
Thanks for the time capsule, of sorts. Good point about ebay.
That would sell a lot faster if the seller offered free shipping (all he has to do before sticking the label on is fill it with half a tank of helium
(herlium if it's going to Tom, K8ERV, of course) and it won't cost nearly as much.
You never were in the army were you?
You have a 24 hour rotating watch of a squad of privates holding it in position, a sergeant assigning the watch, a top sergeant drinking coffee, err I mean reviewing tge watch list, a second lieutenant checking every 45 minutes that the privates don't let go of the ropes, and a captain reporting every 4 hours to the colonel the satellite hasnt moved.
Now, I'm not picking on the army, if the navy was doing it you would have to add a couple shore patrol guys to make sure it didn't get pawned for beer...
I hope it’s bullet proof. For some reason I think a dish might hold up better.
And not the first time the military has used inflatables.
Ooooh! One of those would be just great for maritime mobile!
I actually have a crazy vision of using a helium balloon/beach ball type thingy to suspend a slim Jim or j-pole.
Yes, loads on the web about balloon-suspended antennas....have always wanted to try them out! https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=balloon+antennas