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Old 07-01-2012, 19:59   #61
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Have a look athow the Amels do it... Hoist a wire close to the capshroud.

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Re: Attaching Antenna Cable to Backstay

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Sorry to reveal my total ignorance of this subject. Why connect the antenna to the backstay? Wouldn’t the radio be installed near the nav. station amidships? Why would you not attach to a lower or upper stay? The chain plates are right where the radio would be installed.

I have the same question - why the backstay?
My radio will be located right below the shrouds. Why not just pick the closest one and attach it to the antenna lead? Why not up one side and down the other, connecting two shrouds.... And it's all wood - mast, spreaders, boat... so not worried about the mast picking up and grounding the signal...
And non-insulated wires isn't a worry - I single hand (and plan to keep it that way!) would make it impossible to be on deck grabbing anything while on the radio down below. SO, my question is the same. Why not just attach the antenna lead from the tuner to a chainplate bolt, which is connected to the turnbuckle, connected to the shroud, connected to the knee bone
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I have the same question - why the backstay?
My radio will be located right below the shrouds. Why not just pick the closest one and attach it to the antenna lead? Why not up one side and down the other, connecting two shrouds.... And it's all wood - mast, spreaders, boat... so not worried about the mast picking up and grounding the signal...
And non-insulated wires isn't a worry - I single hand (and plan to keep it that way!) would make it impossible to be on deck grabbing anything while on the radio down below. SO, my question is the same. Why not just attach the antenna lead from the tuner to a chainplate bolt, which is connected to the turnbuckle, connected to the shroud, connected to the knee bone
You can use a cap shroud, no problem. Check if your tuner agrees with it and that's that

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