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Old 27 December 2012, 05:09   #1
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VHF Aerial

Santa has been good and brought me a Standard Horizon GX1700 but has left me to buy the aerial. Not got an A -frame and having seen the discussions about A-frames decided not to have one.

Any advice on best aerial and where best to fit it?

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Old 27 December 2012, 07:34   #2
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An antenna's performance is directly related to the height it is mounted at, you certainly want it above head height really. So whatever method achieves that I would say.

Great radio by the way, Santa knows her stuff.
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Aerial post at the rear works well, B+Q is great for them.
My first boat had the aerial on the console - worked ok, I've seen them in the console, protects it well but limited coverage.

Personally I'd go for an A frame and mount it on that
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Or a collapsible stainless steel light pole with antenna mount.

Pictures to follow in the New Year.
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I would be interested in the light pole.

I was looking at the pacific easily demountable. Thought about putting it on the back of the rear jockey seats. Any suggestions much appreciated and looking forward to seeing the pics spart

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If you don't want an 'A' frame, how about mounting a stainless tube to the console & mounting the aerial on top? You could use the stainless as a grab rail also?
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I would be interested in the light pole.

I was looking at the pacific easily demountable. Thought about putting it on the back of the rear jockey seats. Any suggestions much appreciated and looking forward to seeing the pics spart.
Check out CoachRib's XS 530 at the end of this thread regards a detachable light pole. He put it on the back of the jockey seat. Quality job. Boat light-pole - ideas?

I'm getting a light pole fabricated in the New Year to my own design by the same company that make them for Avon and the MOD.

I've already installed stainless steel navigation lights to the console. The light pole will be sectional so that it collapses. The reason being space. The boat is garaged, and an A frame simply won't fit.

It will be made in in 1" grade 316 stainless steel with a flange base for bolting to the transom. The top section plate will have a 12v LED all round white light and space for my Metz antenna to be mounted. Height - I've specified 6' from the top of the transom. It connects together using stainless-steel draw latches. There is also provision for a cleat for a flag!

The VHF coax antenna cable and 12v power supply will go under the deck.
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Thanks chaps thats given me some ideas. I use a stainless steel fabricator with my work so I guess I will come up with something that will be removable
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