I installed an insulator near the top of the mast
on the backstay. I only put one insulator in. (I have the other one but chose to only install one at this time).
The backstay runs real close the arch as it comes down to the chain plate
. It also runs real close to the stainless steel
life lines as well. Instead of putting in the other insulator, (I understand the rf burn risk, I am will to accept that risk) can I insulate the arch and the life lines instead, in order to prevent the static or noise
that these items might produce?
Has anyone ever tried to insulate a small section of their arch or life line?
I imagine I would use the same insulation
that the antenna
wire comes in. Where I can buy about 2 feet of that stuff?
Has any one tried this?
Of course I can put in the other insulator, cut the backstay, run a cable down, put a hole in the boat, run the cable through....gosh, I just think it would be easier to insulate the other metal around the antenna