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Jerry Turberville

Is anyone familiar with the "Rope Antenna?" Here's the link to the website: http://www.ropeantenna.com/

I was impressed with the specs and ordered one. I don't have a boat, but I do have an SSB and antenna tuner, along with a lot of other sailing gear from precious boats and swap meets. Considering the price and the antenna gain I thought it was not a bad investment.

This came to mind while reading the discussion on flying a flag from the backstay. One end of the antenna should be lead to 20 inches from the top of the mast (not sure why 20 inches), and the other end secured where conveinant. The site states the antenna "floats" in the rope and as such is "safer" than the conventional backstay antenna.
Thanks

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