[Amel Yacht Owners] SSB ground plate access point?
The weatherfax isn’t suppose to be grounded. It is basically a HF receiver. An SSB or HF radio only needs to be grounded when transmitting. You can even receive stuff by putting a wire coat-hanger into the antenna connection.
With best regards,
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Bonaire
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Sent: Saturday, September 8, 2018 3:49 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] SSB ground plate access point?
Thanks for this Marktoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I have a powered pre amp. It’s a fax5
I inherited the setup and have been trying to get some signals out of the system
So far nothing and the Signal to Noise ration is hovering around 10 which I presume is the issue.
The pre amp takes power from the fax 30 and the manual does say it needs grounding. Interestingly the main fax30 unit is grounded too and has a specific cable connection for this.
It does seem odd though as before I’ve just used a small Ssb radio receiver and decided in software on a laptop and my old radio wasn’t grounded.
Thanks for your email - it’s made me consider the option to try and remove the fax5 completely and stick a wire in the coaxial cable
All the very best
On 8 Sep 2018, at 21:09, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: