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Old 07-16-2013
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Re: ssb v.satphone ?who's the winner

Originally Posted by windward54 View Post
The Gam is still available and it works well. It's not a dipole, but rather just a long wire antenna that works just like a traditional backstay antenna. But it does work well. I do caution people though that there is no way to service anything on the antenna. Ours wicked up moisture on the feed line somehow. I had to send the whole antenna back to the manufacturer for repair. Not bad if you're on the coast smewhere, but tough to do away from the dock.
OK I'm ready to learn. What is a dipole antenna? I thought the GAM was - I'm seemingly wrong.

And how does being on the coast help or alternately how does being away from the dock make it difficult to "service" the GAM antenna? Getting mine up and down is a cinch no matter where I am.

Not arguing, just curious.

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