I was planning on installing a 2m/70cm dual-band ham antenna
on my mizzen mast
to use when in range of repeaters, and to also function as an emergency/backup antenna
for marine VHF
. I have a Diamond X-50 base station antenna
which would be one serious antenna, and it would be fairly easy to mount near the top of the mizzen - but being a base-station antenna, it's fairly tall (67"). I wouldn't be concerned, but looking forward I'd also like to mount a wind generator
on top the mizzen as well, so I'd probably be better suited with a smaller mobile dual-band antenna designed for a car. Smaller and lighter, it could be installed on an extension forward of the wind generator
- out of its way.
Sound doable? Anyone do anything similar? If I capitulate and just mount the antenna on the stern rail, I'm height-limited by the swinging mizzen boom.