We have a trailer
cruiser I want to install a fixed VHF radio
in with an antenna
on top of the mast
. I thought it would be simple, find a bulkhead connector for the antenna
wire, mount it on the deck
. Then screw the antenna wire in when the mast
is stepped, unscrew it when the mast comes down, just like the lights.
After many Internet
searches and talking to several suppliers, I have found nothing. The best I have come up with is to run the cable through a watertight fitting to the deck
and put a connector on it similar to what screws into the radio
. Then, use a barrel connector to the lead going up the mast, which would have a similar connector. This leaves a connector on the end of an antenna wire flopping around on the deck. There must be a better way, and I'm sure I'm not the first to want to do this.
Anyone solve this? Know where to get such a bulkhead connector?