We would like to place HF beacon on the balloon. The beacon consists of tiny TCXO oscillator and QRSS (very slow CW) keyer. The frequency band is 18MHz or 17m. Here is diagram of the setup:
The antenna should be as lightweight as possible. We were thinking of thin enamel wire placed around fishing rope.
Could this work? Any suggestions or thoughts?
Thank you all for support.
Marko (The SciDrom team)