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post #21 of Old 04-15-2007
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Backstay Antenna Installation

I'm preparing to convert my backstay for use as a SSB and HF antenna. I've noticed that sometimes people install the lower insulator high off the deck and run the feed from the tuner to above this insulator. Why not install the insulator lower? If you cover the antenna above the insulator with a plastic pipe you should be able to avoid any shocks.

I'm planning on using swageless fittings to convert my backstay. Any recommendation on which brands of fitting and insulators and why?

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