Call Search
     

New to Ham Radio?
My Profile

Community
Articles
Forums
News
Reviews
Friends Remembered
Strays
Survey Question

Operating
Contesting
DX Cluster Spots
Propagation

Resources
Calendar
Classifieds
Ham Exams
Ham Links
List Archives
News Articles
Product Reviews
QSL Managers

Site Info
eHam Help (FAQ)
Support the site
The eHam Team
Advertising Info
Vision Statement
About eHam.net

   Home   Help Search  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Marine HAM  (Read 331 times)
KB1OCC
Member

Posts: 172




Ignore
« on: September 17, 2007, 12:18:53 PM »

I would like to know what kind of 2m/70cm antenna this group would recommend for a sailboat exposed to salt water.  I know that a regular marine antenna comes close in frequency for the 2m band, but the 70cm throws a wrench in it.

Any suggestions?
Logged
K0BG
Member

Posts: 9839


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2007, 12:58:26 PM »

I don't know about the other guys, but I use a NMO2/70BK mounted on an angle bracket at the very top of the mast. The marine VHF is about 3 foot lower, directly under the dual bander. Both are fed with RG8X.

Alan, KØBG
www.k0bg.com
Logged

W3LK
Member

Posts: 5644




Ignore
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2007, 02:06:19 PM »

Alan's suggestion is excellent.

If you want something with a fiberglass radome, either Diamond's or Comet's shortest antenna will do, although neither will give any actual performance gain over the Larsen.

73,

Lon - W3LK
Naugatuck, Connecticut
Logged

A smoking section in a restaurant makes as much sense as a peeing section in a swimming pool.
KB1OCC
Member

Posts: 172




Ignore
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2007, 07:26:09 AM »

Thanks for the advice.  I have the Larsen mentioned here on my car and like its performance.

Thanks
Brian
KB1OCC
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!