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Old 09 March 2008, 16:55   #1
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aerial

anyone tried these ? as shown in first picture,
i want a low gain aerial shown in pic 3 to bolt to the base in pic 2!! can it be done,



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i want to come out of my V tronix as i think they are S--t, want a pair of decent Aerials, 1 mtr length with a option to fold down, i know that Glomex do a 1.1 mtr stainless whip (shown),but im not sure how it fits on at the bottom and can it be folded at the base.
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Old 09 March 2008, 18:19   #2
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Yes. Good when you're stationary, excellent reception, transmission isn't bad either.

Not so good while moving as they wave about a lot.
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A lot of people say the longer fibreglass aerials don't last and you wouldn't expect them to, but I had a 1.4m on my 6.5m rib and it was fine for the 2 or 3 seasons before I sold it. (then the numpty who bought it promptly towed it under the nearest low tree he could find )

As for those v-tronix rib aerials, I couldn't call a CG station with it from 10 miles line of sight
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S'funny. I had a Vtronix on my boat for four years and it was still going strong when I sold it.
Smashing aerial with good reception/transmission and the wire part never fell out once.......
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Old 09 March 2008, 19:19   #5
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S'funny. I had a Vtronix on my boat for four years and it was still going strong when I sold it.
Smashing aerial with good reception/transmission and the wire part never fell out once.......

Me too. Perhaps we get all the good ones?

That'll make certain mine will fall apart as soon as I launch. 'Murray' balls have nothing on me.
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Yes. Good when you're stationary, excellent reception, transmission isn't bad either.

Not so good while moving as they wave about a lot.
Just realised-you'll find it interesting trying to bolt it to the mount in pic 2.
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The Glomex 1.1 s/s whip comes with a masthead mounting bracket, not a deckmount. However, you can abandon that and use any 1"/14tpi fitting for it. Can't remember without looking, but the base may need an adaptor. This comes with the GRP ones but possibly not with the whips.

Guess you probably don't want the Windex model of the antenna!

Another option is the Pacific heliflex which I think Jon Brooks was trying out.
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For what it's worth, you can mount the Vtronix raider on one of those Glomex mounts really easily.

Mount the bracket to the frame with the short side in the fore / aft plane - the angle of it is irrelevant - Mine is sitting "vertically" strapped to the corner of my frame. That's the difficult bit - then assemble the middle section of the Glomex thing, and use the hole that you are meant to put the glomex aeriel mount into to mount the Raider. Trick is to put the raider M16 plastic nut in upside down so the taper on what would normally be the bottom of the nut engages and centralises it all iin the hole in the glomex bracket.

If that made no sense I'll sketch it.

PS Glomex 1.1 do come with a deck mnount if you can find them....
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