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post #2 of Old 04-14-2003
joub
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SSB backstay antenna length

The length of the antenna is not as important as having a good antenna tuner. Cutting the antenna to a given length will only provide operation within a narrow band of frequencies.
An antenna tuner will electrically lengthen or shorten the antenna to the proper length for the intended frequency of operation.

Space the insulators as far apart as practical...the antenna tuner will take care of the rest.
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