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Drummer
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For all you people dissing it, it worked, and I got over 19 miles out of it. (+/-) I simply hooked a few hundrded feet of the cable and taped it to the kite, and added a little yagi antenna on the end.. Yes, im surpised too.
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What coax did you use to make the kite light enough to lift off the ground?

it certainly wont have been RG8 or 213, low loss stuff weights a tonne!!!

if you used 58 you probably lost 50% power through the coax so height gained would have been severely comprimised by RF power lost i'd imagine.
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A friend of mine did something similar back in the late 80's on MW in the states. Used a bunch of helium filled party balloons and thin wire from an old TV transformer. Fed it at the bottom with twin lead and a homemade tuning coil coupled to a makeshift ground system. Had a full halfwave antenna for 1620 khz. lofted in the air that way. The wind caused it to slant a bit but he was heard all over the eastern USA and Canada on roughly 25 watts with a nice signal in the late evening hours that night.

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HERE IS ONE IDEA IF YOU FOLKS ARE FOR REAL AND NOT JUST BLABBER
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HERE IS ANOTHER IDEA

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