229-BA CLASSIC SSB ANTENNA
229-BA 35ft HF
Shakespeare’s 35-foot Model 229-B antenna is constructed entirely of corrosion resistant, non-ferrous materials, ideally suited to shipboard and fixed station applications requiring non-magnetic antennas. The top section is made with parallel beryllium copper ribbon, embedded in Shakespeare fiberglass for maximum tip capacitance. The lower half of the antenna employs tubular copper conductors secured in the center of tapered fiberglass with polyurethane foam and terminating in a fiberglass mounting flange.
Shakespeare’s exclusive parallel-fiber fiberglass construction controls droop. When held horizontally, tip droop does not exceed 12″.
The bottom-fed Model 229-BA needs no costly porcelain insulators, and its base protects all electrical connections from exposure to weather. It can be bolted directly to the deck or platform, eliminating vulnerable insulators.
- Entire antenna is non-magnetic
- Two-section construction
- Reinforced fiberglass base mounting flange