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Rival 31 ballast as ground plane
Posted: 21 Mar 2010 - By: Tristan (& Ray Newton) Mortimer
Hello everyone,
I was wondering if anyone has any experience with using the ballast on a 31 or 32 as a ground plane for HF radio use. My thoughts are to drill into the ballast and tap an M10 hole into it for connection of the antenna counterpoise. I have no idea of the configuration of the ballast. Is it a solid casting? Where can I access it through the fibreglass with conventional tools.
Your thoughts greatly appreciated.

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