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Old 27 May 2013, 09:06   #11
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Interesting. Have you got a photo of the mount?
Which mount?

My Metz on the Ballistic is through the flat plate on top of the A-frame-it uses the a longer PL259 female on the mount, and a securing nut on it.

It came with a 90 degree mount too. (a stainless plate with a hole in and a 90 degree bend)


I've put the PL259 at the antenna end onto the RG58 coax using a glomex s'screw on' PL259 and soldering in the centre pin,and with a bit of glue lined heatshrink over the outer sheath and greased the threads so the whole thing is waterproof.
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Old 27 May 2013, 09:22   #12
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My Metz on the Ballistic is through the flat plate on top of the A-frame-it uses the a longer PL259 female on the mount, and a securing nut on it wurble wurble wurble wurble wurble wurble It came with a 90 degree mount too. wurble wurble wurble wurble (a stainless plate with a hole in and a 90 degree bend) wurble wurble wurble wurble wurble wurble wurble wurble I've put the PL259 at the antenna end onto the RG58 coax using a glomex s'screw on' PL259 and soldering in the centre pin,wurble wurble wurble wurble wurble wurble and with a bit of glue lined heatshrink over the outer sheath and greased the threads so the whole thing is waterproof wurble wurble wurble wurble wurble wurble
That's useful information Nos.


Did you take a photograph of it?
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That's useful information Nos.


Did you take a photograph of it?
Maybe.... but if not I'll take one for you tomorrow
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There's pics here:-

Salty John: Metz Manta- 6 Marine VHF Antenna
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Thanks. All those M sizes and crimps and doohickeys were making me dizzy!
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It is essential you seal the connector on the bottom of the antenna.
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Hi all. Just to say I've recently replaced my Rib Raider antenna with the Metz from Salty John and the improvement is amazing
Great! Just about to do exactly the same
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like Copinsay, I can't fault the Metz....... first time I've ever been able to recommend a vhf antenna, and +1 for Salty John
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We have a Metz, really pleased to find them available. The first aerial we had for vhf 30??years ago or more was apparently a metz...didnt remember the name but it is defo the same thing. When we got our first one it was connected to a Seavoice -built like a tank and we had to buy crystals for extra channels over and above the ch16 and ch6 it came fitted with. Have to say they dont build radios like they built those any more -for in truth it was cr*p! Superseded by foreign imports notably an "ocean star" which was Bl**dy Brilliant
But the aerial was a cracker and so is the new Metz we have, so much better than anything else we have had since, including those rib raider ones which we have left parts of on the seabed around the uk
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