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Old 19 February 2011, 18:01   #1
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Active x and VHF

Does any one know what distance (if any) active x reflector and VHF arial have to be apart?
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Old 20 February 2011, 04:19   #2
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You can have a peruse of the manual here:

http://www.channelribs.com/gear/down...e-X-Manual.pdf

But I cant recall seeing a mention of VHF proximity, obviously you don't want it in line with the radome and they suggest 6" away from anything metal at the same height.
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Old 20 February 2011, 07:06   #3
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Thanks for that.

Just wondering how and where to mount VHF arial when I fit the radome.

I thought I would just buy some kind of arial bracket and mount on the side of the A frame but the frame is around 2" and the largest mount at the chandlers is much smaller.

Is it possible to fit a second extension to the scan strut? I was thinking one in centre for all round white, one to left of that for reflector and one to the right for VHF.

I thought I'd read somewhere that active reflector and VHF arial had to be a certain distance apart, can't find it now?

Any advice would be appreciated.
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I would say that your plan to put the VHF antenna on the side of the frame is a good one, you should get a reasonable distance from the RTE. Having them both on the radar mount might be a bit too close I suspect.

Could you bend and drill a piece of stainless sheet that you can weld or otherwise fix to the frame, to accept a mount something like number three on this page:

http://www.channelribs.com/gear/pacific.html
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I think I'll have a run down to the marina and have another look.

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