I am not familiar with the specifics of HF radio
systems but have an understanding of the basics. I have decided to equip my boat with an SSB
system and want to make sure I understand the components I will need to purchase
and install. This is what I am thinking:
, gam antenna
tuner, antenna booster,pactor modem
, grounding plate, copper strapping. Cables
to connect components.
My boat currently has a bronze grounding plate mounted in the hull
under the nav table. A PO also added a triatic stay with insulators I believe with the intention of adding HF radio
at some point. The stay is not stuctural as it is connected to the spars with shackles and no other Amphitrite Ketches I have seen have a triatic. Would I run the antenna wire up the mizzen and connect to the triatic or be better using a leg of the split backstay? Should the antenna tuner be mounted maybe in the aft cabin
close to the base of the mizzen mast
or back stay chainplate then with a cable to the radio
itself at the nav table.
Can anyone reccomend a good book or books
on this subject?