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post #18 of Old 02-07-2010
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Originally Posted by Shortman View Post
There is an interesting note on SSB antennas in the current issue of Sail by Gordon West. BoatWorks Ask Sail p.87. References GAM/McKim antennas that don't need an insulated backstay, the use of a whip antenna, or running a GTO-15 cable inside a double braid sheath & hoisting up the mast when you need.
It is not online yet. Just got it in the mail.
G. West says in this note that the Gam/McKim antenna "is a nice alternative for temporary installations". In my mind this translates to "not as good as a typical insulated backstay installation". Any thoughts on why he might use the word 'temporary'.

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