temp ground for boat based ham radio operation

Discussion in 'Electrical Systems' started by ka3nzr, May 10, 2016.

  1. ka3nzr
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    ka3nzr New Member

    i want to temporarily operate a 5 watt ham radio from a power boat. i will power it using a 120vac 10 amp power supply plugged into the boats generator. i would like to connect the transceiver radio and an antenna tuner to the ground buss of the boat's electrical system. i plan to use an outback vertical antenna connected to the transceiver by 50ohm coax cable. the boat is a 42-foot silverton with a full compliment of electronics (radar, marine radios, fish finders, navigation computers). based on your prior experiences: do i run the risk of interfering with the boat's electronics using this configuration? if so, alternative configuration suggestions would be very much appreciated. cheers, harry (aka KA3NZR)
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