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Old 26-04-2011, 13:37   #16
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Re: Anyone Ever Use a Halyard Antenna ?

I also used this type of setup. In addition I used the halyard to shorten or lenghten the antenna depending on the frequency I wanted to transmit on with the SSB. Worked like a charm and didn't need the antenna tuner because of it. A formula exists to determine the right length but we found that the system was very forgiving as we didn't always feel like changing the length outside.
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Old 26-04-2011, 13:40   #17
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Re: Anyone Ever Use a Halyard Antenna ?

In the real world, there's no way you can get away without an antenna tuner, and get a proper match on multiple frequencies/bands to the 50-ohm impedence the transmitter likes to see.

Yes, you can transmit into almost anything. No, you can't transmit efficiently into almost anything, and -- in addition to a poor signal output -- you risk damaging your transceiver unless you have a good match.

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Old 26-04-2011, 14:23   #18
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Re: Anyone Ever Use a Halyard Antenna ?

I will likely be using this as I have two backstays going to the quarters and a spare topping lift, all over a steel deck. Basically, I've been told it's ideal for SSB, properly tuned of course and properly set up.

We shall see if that holds true in practice.
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Old 26-04-2011, 22:06   #19
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Re: Anyone Ever Use a Halyard Antenna ?

Check out this link for a possible solution for those not wanting to cut their backstay.

http://gamelectronicsinc.com/ssb.htm
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