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Old 28-11-2017, 05:49   #16
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Re: Multiple types of antennas for SSB

"I disposed of the antenna," Ouch.
" all of the SSB whips I have seen are very long, 20' or so."
Well, yes. That's those nasty old laws of physics, which often point to one optimum solution for things like making HF radios work well.
If you can see a helical pattern "under" the skin, then the antenna could be a helically wound HF whip. That can physically shorten the length of the mast by 1/2-2/3, with some performance compromise and cost increase. Or there could be a helical antenna or other type hiding inside a plain fiberglass tube that just looks solid.
If there's no ID on the antenna, you'll have to either experiment yourself, or take it to someone who has antenna test equipment. Try a local ham radio club if the local electronics techs are too pricey. (They're usually sealed shut, and potted, so dissection is not a likely option.)
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Re: Multiple types of antennas for SSB

I purchased the Icom R-75, is there any issue to attaching to the GTO wire running to my antenna tuner in order to monitor actual signals that the SSB should be receiving?
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Re: Multiple types of antennas for SSB

If you're referring to the direct connection to the antenna, bypassing the tuner, for receive, that works fine. Don't leave it that way when transmitting.
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I had one of those. It came with my boat. Big unit, worked OK, but took up a lot of room and did not have DSC or email capability since it is 100% analog. So I purchased the IC M802 about 10 years ago. Sold my SEA 222 to a fisherman who wanted an upgrade on his commercial license. I see a lot of them on Deadliest Catch....
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I purchased the Icom R-75, is there any issue to attaching to the GTO wire running to my antenna tuner in order to monitor actual signals that the SSB should be receiving?
Just to listen it would be OK. Recommend you remove your microphone so you are not tempted to transmit, effectively, into an open.
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