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Old 04 March 2009, 14:51   #1
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Antenna For S/H GX1500

Can anyone recommend an aerial that likes my Standard Horizon GX1500? My current Rib raider is useless. Black and shortish is good.
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Old 04 March 2009, 14:56   #2
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...My current Rib raider is useless...
Mine too.
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Old 04 March 2009, 15:26   #3
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i have had the same problem, so i tried a few makes out with thanks to a local marine dealer and the best we found was the glomex range i know that they are 1 mtr long and white but i cant fault it the reception is great
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Old 04 March 2009, 15:38   #4
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i have had the same problem, so i tried a few makes out with thanks to a local marine dealer and the best we found was the glomex range i know that they are 1 mtr long and white but i cant fault it the reception is great
Yeah, I had Glomex previously on an older pre DSC Simrad, it worked well.
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I have a gx 1500 also. I use a Shakespear, 6ft. 6 db. Works great At least 15miles ship to ship.
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Comrod do a range of marine VHF antennas, one of which is a 1 metre stainless whip with a 2:1 gain compared to the 1.5:1 of the rib raider. Plus a number of other longer higher gain models. There are also various accessories including a sprung loaded base.

If you want prices then PM me or any other antenna makes.
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Old 04 March 2009, 16:01   #7
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Cheers Geoffs.

How 'bout this? SHAKESPEARE 5401-XT
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I have had good results with the 1 meter pacific. easy to remove or replace just unscrew from the base.
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Old 04 March 2009, 16:28   #9
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This is the Pacific website

http://www.pacificaerials.co.nz/marine/p6101-SMPVA.htm

the one I use is the P6182 with the fold down mount P6111


I bought the whole lot from Yachtbits.com

I also needed a P6018 extension cable as the mount came with 5 meters which was not long enough.
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Pacific also have a 45cm heliflex which is available with a number of different mountings (eg plate, deck, rail). Glomex standard 1m GRP is fine, especially with fold down mount as mentioned above - around 35.
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