We are just about to set off on a cruise
, and I just realized that my rope antenna
is broken. So I need a new antenna
in a hurry -- but it still needs to be good
I was thinking of running about 55 ft of regular marine
12guage insulated tinned copper wire (not naked wire) up in place of the core
in some line.
Would this work well? I'm looking for something that would work well.
Any particular length from tuner to end of antenna? Any wire better than others?
I can actually feed the bottom end of the line through a deck
gland that is amid ships on the port side and connect it directly to the tuner right below the gland. And thereby skip a 'feed line'.
I know there is a lot of info on the site, and I have read through most of it, and it seems like this would work. But I'm hoping one of the guys with lots of knowledge, could opine on whether this is just a make shift solution or whether this could be a good permanent solution.
Some more info on my setup: I just installed my M710 and AT130 tuner in my port hull
. the tuner is about two feet below the deck
, and about 5 feet above the ground plate. RF Ground iss connected with solid copper strap, and my ground plate is set off from the hull
about half and inch below the hull.
I have no backstay as this is a cat. And the swept back shrouds do not have insulators, and my mast
is carbon, so i didn't really want to mess with that.
Any thoughts would be appreciated!!
s/v Morning Glory