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Water near boat as a counterpoise?

Sep 26th 2011, 22:17


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Hello all Is the water around a boat a counter poise for a mobile antenna? KE7UGT Rick
Sep 27th 2011, 23:41


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Hello Rick,

There is a maritime mobile section at ARRL website that offers some information along the line of your question.

Good luck !

73 Raleigh AC5JW
Sep 29th 2011, 14:38


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It is a counterpoise, but a very poor poor one, unless it is salt water. Fresh water has worse conductivity than good dirt.

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