The KISS-SSB is a US Patented marine SSB ground plane system. This Icom endorsed principle is the one and only complete counterpoise system. It does not require any holes under the water-line in the hull for a bronze plate, copper foil or copper mesh. The system has many feet of exact length wire radials built in it.
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After a normal installation time of less than thirty minutes the KISS-SSB is completely maintenance free. Unlike the bronze plate that requires constant cleaning, and the copper foil that is subject to constant corroding.
The KISS-SSB let's you enjoy Paradise!
Designed for all the Marine SSB frequencies, Winlink & Sailmail frequencies, Emergency Coast Guard HF frequencies and NOAA Weather Fax frequencies plus the 2mhz through 29mhz Long range Ham frequencies.
1,000's of satisfied customers world-wide
Check out the June, 2012 issue of the
Blue Water Sailing Magazine
A paragraph taken directly from the article:
I have seen exactly one product for the marine market that does the same thing ham operators have been doing for nearly a century and I haven’t a clue why it’s not on every single SSB-equipped boat. The KISS-SSB is a collection of radials designed specifically for marine frequencies. It’s dead simple to install—it looks like a short garden hose that you connect to your antenna tuner and then unwind anywhere you like. That’s all there is to it. Reports are extremely favorable.
Captain Marti Browns
New edition of SSB for Idy-yachts is now out
With two full pages dedicated to the KISS-SSB
Commander Terry Sparks
New edition of Icom IC-M802 is now out
With a few pages dedicated to the KISS-SSB
Our KISS-SSB is used on NOAA research vessels
The KISS-SSB is proudly represented at the coveted site of NEMAtm (National Marine Electronics Association)
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Works perfectly with Sailmail and Winlink along with your Pactor Modem
The three most complemented features are: 1-Stronger Signal both sending and receiving, 2-faster speed with Sailmail and Winlink, 3-Less RF Interference onboard.
Please read through the testimonial page from other satisfied cruisers.
No matter if your installing your SSB Marine radio or your having a marine electronics professional do it for you, always ask for the KISS-SSB Ground / Counterpoise.
The KISS-SSB works better than the old fashioned way with copper foil and a bronze plate that requires holes in the hull under the water line or an electrical connection to a bronze thru-hull valve. This can corrode the thru-hull valve due to the slight charge at an area where you can not see it before it's too late. We know that there is at least one installing dealer out there that would much rather realize the larger profits of doing a haul-out and running hundreds of feet of copper foil though out your vessel, your the boss, tell them what you want, risk free!!
Full two year money back warranty if you are not happy with the KISS-SSB
Over 4,000 sold and installed and not one returned due to an unsatisfied customer.