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I was suggested by an expert to line the entire floor of the stern locker with copper foil and then solder it to the ground of the antenna
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Quetzal, Sm 2000, 292
Am 30.01.2020 um 20:06 schrieb Daniel Frey <Daniel.m.frey@...>:
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On my boat 90% of Electric and electronic Problems are Connection Problems. This also applies to the SSB radio installation. I would check all the connections from start to end for corrosion and weak contacts.
And remember: the antenna starts with the wire from the tuner to the whip antenna (or isolated stag): no contact or approximity to other wires.
If not done already, check the SWR (stand wave ratio) of Your installation with an appropriate device. It gives you a hint of how much of the radios Energy that should go out is reflected.