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Old 16-06-2007, 08:23   #1
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Hello Everyone,

We are Bob and Dawn, 72 year old geriatrics who have just bought a 35 foot Catamaran (Kudana) and are cruising the Caribbean. Presently in Prickly Bay, Granada. Am thinking, after gaining some experience, of cruising back to South Africa next year. I must get an HF SSB rig installed first.

I am a radio Ham (ZS6FB)and intend using Ham Radio to its fullest extent. I need a bit of advise for fitting an internal ground plane in the yacht. I must look for the correct forum.

Keep well all. C U around.

Bob and Dawn
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Old 16-06-2007, 09:57   #2
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Welcome Bob & Dawn. Glad to see you here on the forum! I see you have also found the profile page!! There was and continues to be, interesting discussions on all aspects of ham radio and installations aboard a boat. Lots of opinions and lots of advice; most of it good, all of it good food for thought. Have fun looking around and feel free to jump right in. There is also a very active and lively multi-hull forum - should find lots of good info there.
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Old 16-06-2007, 10:20   #3
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Welcome aboard Bob & Dawn,
Have you run across this forum. http://www.cruisenews.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=45
It seems it is more into what your looking for. But you are more then welcome here. There is some discussion on grounding and other subjects for SSB in the following posts.

Grounding Plate Issue

GAM Backstay Anetenna ?

SSB installation help

And there are many more. You can goto the SEARCH above and type in SSB and find more of interest.

Enjoy............................._/)
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Old 16-06-2007, 15:37   #4
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Aloha Bob and Dawn,
Welcome aboard!! Good to have you on the forum. Hope you enjoy it.
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Old 16-06-2007, 15:53   #5
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Hello S/V Elusive, Delmarrey and Skiprjohn. Thanks for your warm welcomes. This sounds like quite a warm place to be, somewhat like the weather in the Caribbean :-)

Go well.

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Old 20-06-2007, 03:03   #6
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Presently in Prickly Bay, Granada. Am thinking, after gaining some experience, of cruising back to South Africa next year. I must get an HF SSB rig installed first.

I am a radio Ham (ZS6FB)and intend using Ham Radio to its fullest extent. I need a bit of advise for fitting an internal ground plane in the yacht. I must look for the correct forum.

Keep well all. C U around.

Bob and Dawn[/quote]
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Hello Bob and Dawn , Sakubona - I also have just found this band of cruisers.
Coincidence, I am also a multihuller - used to deliver boats round the Cape of Storms - here is a good website for interest -
HF Radio at Sea

Another Coincidence , I have a very good friend Mary White also a Ham Yachtie KN6 0A, lost her boat SAPO in Prickly Bay Grenada during a storm.

If you are on a Carib net - give a call to Ketchup2 KD7 VVO - in your area now.

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Old 20-06-2007, 03:45   #7
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Welcome! You have landed in a good forum.

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Welcome guys. You could'nt have picked a better spot to send a post from... IMHO Enjoy "The Jewel of the Carribean".
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