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masthead antenna

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:13 pm
by Booby Trapper
Anyone got one going cheap? cable not required.

Re: masthead antenna

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:23 pm
by Silkie
In the time-honoured tradition this is not an answer to your question but...

This is not an item to save a couple of quid on IMO. Given the difficulty of access, the difficulty of knowing what the problem is when the CG replies to your radio check with ""very weak and broken" and the potential importance of reliable comms in an emergency I would suggest buying the best you can afford (within reason) and fitting with the best quality cable and fewest connectors.

I like the Metz which I got from Salty John with all the necessary bits and which solved my "weak but readable" problems.

All IMO of course. :)

Re: masthead antenna

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:32 pm
by Booby Trapper
Dave
Thanks for the advice but thanks to the generosity of a forum member I think I shall be sourcing a new antenna this week. I'll let you know.

Ian

Re: masthead antenna

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:57 pm
by Telo
Silkie wrote:I like the Metz which I got from Salty John with all the necessary bits and which solved my "weak but readable" problems.


Sorry. What was that again, please?

Re: masthead antenna

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:04 pm
by Pete Cooper
Dear Mr Trapper - if your supplier doesn't come up with the goods let me know...I have one in the garage that is not needed.

Re: masthead antenna

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:57 am
by Booby Trapper
Pete Cooper wrote:Dear Mr Trapper - if your supplier doesn't come up with the goods let me know...I have one in the garage that is not needed.


Thanks to CPEDW I am now in procession of a new aerial, hopefully Today I will be receiving loud and clear.
Thanks for the offer anyway Pete.