RF Grounding Plate
designed for vessels with no RF grounding
This grounding plate
is designed for easy installation of a RF grounding shoe for vessels
needing RF ground for single side band radios, Radar systems, and other
radio systems requiring a true path to ground.
The Ground Shoe is designed
for maximum surface area to meet RF requirements,
future easy maintenance.
The Ground Shoe only requires two 3/8 holes thru the hull and
other plates on the market that require 4 or 5 holes through the hull.
All hardware and materials are furnished with step by step instructions.
A Typical Installation through the hull:
Total surface area = 1220.65 cm.sq. or 480.57 sq.in.
Material grade Silicon/Bronze
Mounting material= 2 ea 6 inch bronze 3/8 rods. Includes spacers, and
RF Impedance = 2.7 to 12.0 ohms to saltwater from 2.2 MHz to 22.7 MHz.
Weight = 5.8 pounds.
This grounding plate is unique from any other grounding plates in the
only 2 3/8 rods
to mount the plate.
Due to the
design techniques, the plate can be removed
from the boat
without removing the rods during haul-outs,
underwater should it be necessary for cleaning.
Rope Antenna, also sells 0.130 pure copper straps for equipment bonding, and
antioxidant paste for your copper connects.