KISS-SSB Ground Plane


Quality SSB performance without the need for holes under the waterline, unnecessary wiring, or laborious maintenance.

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A proper ground plane is key to getting the most out of your SSB. The KISS marine SSB ground plane will maximize the performance of your SSB without underwater holes in the hull or unnecessary wiring.

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.

Unlike other ground plane systems, the KISS is simple to install.  Simply attach one end to your SSB radio, and uncoil the remaining wire anywhere convenient, such as in the bilge.  That’s all there is to it – your KISS is ready to go.

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 lets you simply enjoy paradise!

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Additional information

Weight 2.8 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 3 in




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