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Backstay Insulators/Antennas

Turn your backstay into an antenna!

For your steel wire backstay to serve as an SSB or ham radio antenna, it must be electrically isolated at both ends. This technically advanced, lightweight insulator is used at the top and bottom of the backstay and can handle well in excess of the authorized radio power input from 1-30 MHz.

Swage end fittings are made from Type 316 stainless steel. For peak radio performance the stainless steel end terminals are insulated from the anodized aluminum body with a special Acetal spacer. The large external webs of the spacer help to minimize power leakage, a problem with conventional insulators particularly when wet.

Note: backstay insulators generally have a shorter lifespan than other rigging components check them regularly.

Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Backstay Insulator, 3/16 IN Wire 283558 RF3628-06
Limited availability.

$68.77

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Backstay Insulator, 7/32IN Wire 283566 RF3628-07
Limited availability.

$75.77

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Backstay Insulator, 5/16IN Wire 283590 RF3628-10
Limited availability.

25% Off

$66.66

Original $89.99

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Product Description

Turn your backstay into an antenna!

For your steel wire backstay to serve as an SSB or ham radio antenna, it must be electrically isolated at both ends. This technically advanced, lightweight insulator is used at the top and bottom of the backstay and can handle well in excess of the authorized radio power input from 1-30 MHz.

Swage end fittings are made from Type 316 stainless steel. For peak radio performance the stainless steel end terminals are insulated from the anodized aluminum body with a special Acetal spacer. The large external webs of the spacer help to minimize power leakage, a problem with conventional insulators particularly when wet.

Note: backstay insulators generally have a shorter lifespan than other rigging components check them regularly.

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