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Old 04-23-2012
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KISS-SSB grounding package review?

Hi,
We know of two cruisers that are currently using this product. We are sending out emails to see how they like it. One couple is on a sail boat just like ours

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This seems like a great product. It would seem to make the grounding process much simpler.
As I see so far the grounding seems like the only complicated or real hassle part of the SSB installation.
Now the pricing of the system for email a different story
We have done the other half already, that is we installed a new back stay as that was the only part of our standing rigging that needed replacing. Guess it is how you look at it but we were lucky there. When we had it replaced we had the SSB insulators installed on the back stay.
The pricing seems very reasonable on this product also.
Has anyone used this and are ther anything we shoud be aware of on this SSB antenna grounding system before we purchase it?
We are divided so far on getting our technical ham license so we can use Winmail for free instead of paying for Sail Mail but I am not sure if this grounding would influence that on radio frequencies yet.
Thanks,
Chip

Last edited by SanDiegoChip; 04-23-2012 at 12:02 PM.
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