Re: Bonding and Grounding Checks



ACMO makes the Triatic with insulators, but you cannot use the Triatic for an SSB antenna. This was an Amel design of the Triatic to use it as a weather fax antenna. 

It is NOT the right length for SSB frequencies, but more importantly, the SSB Antenna Turner must be mounted as close to the antenna as possible. This is the reason that when Amel installs an SSB the Tuner is in the Aft Lazarette, just below the whip antenna. It is possible to use a Mizzen Back Stay, but you should be aware of the potential electrical shock, positioning the bottom insulator higher than someone can touch it.

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

On Sun, Aug 7, 2022 at 12:59 PM Alex Lomakin via <> wrote:

Dear all,

First of all, thanks a great bunch for a fantastic feedback, which is greatly appreciated.

As a part of my standing rigging upgrade, this winter I have ordered from ACMO a new triatic with required isolators to potentially use it as SSB antenna, when and if I decide to invest in this system.

So incidentally I was wondering whether you could also advise me and other interested parties on the best SSB radio set currently available for sale.

Thank you very much,


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