Anyone got a good fold down 1m ish antenna option? VHF is fixed Icom 25w
Use for antenna is very very rarely up to 10 miles from shore, more typically in sight of land to about 2-7 miles in a busy area (Harwich ish)
Antenna is cuddy mounted approx 1.5m from waterline
Metz, Glomex and Procom seem to be front runners but quite punchy £ and are they overkill for my requirement.
I could go like for like - how good/bad are these?
The cable used on the Pacific antenna going by their website looks like RG58.
Some other posts here suggest a 50% loss or worse transmit power - worrying
Iíve got a tight run of approx 3m +/- 40cm which allows for cutting back as required for new plug.
Other question - does excess cable cause loss of output? I think answer must be yes, use what you need and allow for future trimming best way forward?