MARINE WIRE ANTENNA

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JOHNNY BE GOOD
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MARINE WIRE ANTENNA

Post by JOHNNY BE GOOD » Monday 4th Jun 2007, 23:05

Does anyone know if you can make a long wire VHF marine antenna from coax or other wire like you can do for cb radios? What would the dimentions be for the wire? Thanks for any help John

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Post by Studio1 » Thursday 13th Sep 2007, 11:36

Yes you can make a long wire antenna, but it won't be very effective.

VHF marine signals are propagated in the vertical plane - most longwires run horizontally.

At 156MHz, the wavelength is 1.92 metres.

That would be a very short longwire!

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