Originally Posted by Glenn.Brooks
...So I wonder if anyone out there has actually used the KISS system to achieve these oceanic distances?
Glenn,I installed KISS system and have made good contact to Hawaii
(2,500 miles), Pt Reyes (400 miles) for HF Weather
, and good-poor contact to Washington
State (1,200 miles), all within my crowded marina, mostly mid-day. I suspect better contact once I'm out of the marina or early/later. I've also noticed that my tuner usually can tune in the frequency.
I installed the KISS system mainly because it was quick and easy, and allowed me to get on with learning
how to do voice, fax and email
, via the HAM/SSB. If I find that KISS doesn't meet my needs, I'll explore other ground options. Note, I don't have any metal thruhulls, I might be able to attach a ground to the struts or keel bolts
w/KISS seems to be working OK for now and meets our short-term requirements.