The University of Nevada, Reno
Nevada Space Grant
Student
High-Altitude Ballooning

NV SGC
This program is generously supported by the Nevada Space Grant Consortium


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Maldol MH209SMA

We use a short stubby antenna on the main communication payload because we are trying to avoid highly directional antennas. In some cases we the balloon is close to the horizon very far away while other times it is straight overhead. We choose this antenna based on the advice of the local HAM radio club.