Originally Posted by papillon
Throw it up in a tree or at least tie a string with a weight, throw it up a tree , then pull your ant up there. Don't believe everything you read, in your case, height is the important thing
Let me know how it works out
Don't laugh - a 3m or 4m (cubic volume of course) balloon filled with helium is another great way of raising an antenna!
Using the coax both to carry the signal back to ground level as well as to tether the balloon to whatever height you want to tether it at. To secure the coax at ground level obviously you don't tie it into a knot - use a length of cheap braided type rope of suitable diameter: compress the braiding in the axial direction (so that the braiding expands), slip the coax & connector through this section of the chord/rope, and then stretch the rope out again so that it compresses in a radial fashion around the coax.
6" to 8" of "glove fitting" around the coax will provide more than sufficient friction & resistance to withstand several times the (-)gravity force been exerted upwards by the helium and will do no damage to your coax.
If I am not mistaken in the USA you can freely & without any regulation of any sort raise a helium balloon to 60m or 198' above surrounding ground level (using 3.3' x p/meter conversion rate).
Obviously impractical if it's a Yagi or someother directional type antena, but with an omni-directional raised to this height you are going to be enjoying Fresnel Zone clearance thats likely to realize for you pretty much as much extra dB/gain as your typical small off-the-shelf Yagi would in any case.