Since couple of months I'm getting more and more interested in HF communication.
I had since years my Italian ham license
and a Icom
installed on board but I was using it rarely.
Than I started reading more ... I found competent people and interesting information on this forum. I tried to rectified some mistakes
... I started receiving weather
faxes and now I have Winmor working.
I would like to understand what I can do better.
I read this article:
And just few days ago on the web site of the rope antenna
Unfortunately I haven't found anything specific for metal boat.
My shack on board is at the moment a ICOM-706MKIIG (John please don't be to hard with me😇
with positive and negative on dedicated battery
switches and fuses
The ground from the back of the radio
connected to the hull
with a battery
size 3 feet copper wire.
is coupled with 10 feet of coax cable to a SEA Automatic antenna
Also the tuner is grounded with a battery size 3 feet copper wire.
From the tuner to the antenna I tried usinng a 3 feet 6 mm copper braid or a 3 feet Gto-15
The antenna is a 45 feet rope
Should I replace the ground copper wire with copper strap??
Should I use (home made or buy) DC blocks on both grounds?
What about the counterpoise
I thanks anyone in advance and I hope this post can be interesting for other members of the forum.
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