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Re: VLF: Kites

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Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:17:34 +0200
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Hi Paul,

With a 'power sled 36' i run LF transmissions in France. The kite was up in the air for > 24 hours without a break. I even went to bed (tent) while it stayed up :-) But of course it depends on the wind stability.
That kite can carry 300m of wire , you know.
There is a smaller version called 'power sled 24' which is maybe even a better choice when the wind is strong and the string is short.
Looking forward to your first transmissions.

73, Stefan

PS: A kite CW QSO on LF, that would be fine!

Am 24.04.2016 23:43, schrieb Paul Nicholson:
Here I am limited to 60m unless I notify the aviation
authority (which I don't want to do), so I thought about
using 2 or even 3 kites in a row each at 60m, spaced maybe
100m or so.

Trying this cheap and simple single line parafoil

It says "stable and accurate flight".  Well my experience is
different!   I think the winds are a bit too strong and it
quickly becomes unstable.   Next experiment will add two tails.

I've got to give this cheap kite a good try, because the next
size up is £50.   It seems to have plenty of pull, enough to
lift a thin wire, just need to make it stable...

If I can get something to stay up for more than a few minutes,
I might try some LF transmission.  That could be entertaining.

Paul Nicholson

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