Originally Posted by gettinthere
I have the Kaito KA1103 SSB
receiver. It has the small 1/8" mini jack for an external antenna. I have an alligator clip I want to clamp to one of my stays as an antenna. Do I connect to the inner terminal or the outer ring or both on the 1/8" plug
I have basically the same question. The external antenna that came with my Kaito is made from very flimsy wire that seems like it would tangle easily. I noticed that the 1/8" plug on it is a mono plug as it has a single
black band (stereo plugs have 2). I have a ketch
rig and the PO installed insulators to the triatic stay so while the spars were down this winter I ran a length of 12 awg tinned single
conductor wire up the mizzen with plans to clamp an uninsulated section of the wire to the insulated segment of the triatic stay hoping all this would create a better antenna. At the bottom end of the wire I intend to solder on a new 1/8" mono plug. I have the plug and my question is which of the two connection points on the plug do I connect the wire to? Or would it make any sense to split the wire and solder to both points?