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post #8 of Old 08-03-2009
NautiG
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My suggestion to get a second antenna was not just about safety, but also to problem solve your radio problem. Connect the new antenna to the radio with a short piece of cable. If the radio transmits properly, then you have determined that the problem is not the radio. Connect the antenna to the cable at the base of the mast. If the radio transmits properly, then you have determined that the problem is not the splitter. Connect the antenna at the top of the mast. If the radio transmits, then you have determined that the problem is not the in mast wiring.

I'm not sure what you are trying to accomplish by determining the impedance or resistance, but then again I'm not an electrician, and about the only thing I use my multimeter for is to check voltage. I'm just describing the problem solving process I would use on my boat, if I had your problem.

Scott
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