Yes, as HAM OE4KSF/MM I would like to continue my amateur radio hobby from a boat.
I have tried all sorts of antennas and positions, but always come back to my first solution.
I have an 11m wire hanging from a rope at the top of the mast and to the corner aft – and then using a 15mm coax from this point and just below deck where my antenna tuner is located.
The shielding part of the coax is not in use – and NOT connected to anything – just to protect the wire going through the deck. And along the deck on the underside I have a thick cable that acts as a ground plane. The coax is wound as an ugly balun just after the tuner – and quite a lot of ferrite elements put over the coax. here – all to prevent RF from following outside the coax.
Now I’m using my FT-DX10 and the CG3000 remote tuner – and so far I’m happy with it.
About 2,000 QSO’s from the boat now – and normally using about 50W from the radio.
The tuner is able to tune all bands from 10-160m, but 80m and 160m are not working well.
More on this later:
By the way: I will stop using my Austrian callsign later this year and continue using my Norwegian callsign: LB8FH/MM