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Re: I have an idea. Please read



    You people are forgetting about or ignoring the high altitude winds
which blow 50 to >100 mph. and reverse two times a year.  In the Summer it
blows from East to West and in the winter it reverses.  There are two short
calm "turn-around" periods in Spring and Fall lasting only a few days to a
week.  So keeping a balloon or dirigible on station would not be a trivial
low power consumption task.
    Also at say 100,000 ft. you only get about a 300 mile radius of radio
horizon.
73, Harv
K5HV


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