Tell them you want it for a fiberglass boat. NO ground needed. No wires to
frame, no swr problems because of bad connections or too long a run to the
Look for the antennas that can be used on fiberglass boats. I have a Comet
that is no longer made in the configuration I have but it is basically a
collinear and does not require a ground plane and can be mounted anywhere or
even hung in a tree. Mine is the mobile version and is 4.5 dbi VHF and 7.2
dbi UHF and at the time it cost $100 without the mount and is about 60
inches tall. A minimum 5 inch magmount is required to hold it upright if
you were to use magmounts but not on the Vette. You can use any kind of
clamp available because it does NOT need a ground plane.
"They" make a mount that attaches INSIDE the trunk or hood and folds up with
a flat formed metal piece that fits the joint to bring it out at the
hood/trunk lid and fender joint. Corvette - Out of the way when you don't
want to see it and available by folding it up. Have one built if you can't
CALL these people and ASK if these antennas can be used on a fiberglass
Comet SBB-7 or SBB-7NMO - I think this is the replacement of the one I have.
Diamond SG7900A also this same type.
I have used mine many places without ground plane and the swr is just fine,
even with an insulator taped to the tip and drug up into a tree for needed
height on a support mission. This type of antenna is hi gain and very
73, de Jim KG0KP
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