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Old 06 July 2009, 15:05   #11
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which one do you have, and is it from a UK supplier?
I'm using the SeaMaster Pro 0.45m Heliflex and 1m UltraGlass (P6106 and P6184). I got mine from MikeCC at www.allgadgets.co.uk
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Old 06 July 2009, 15:25   #12
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Old 08 July 2009, 04:34   #13
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I have two - long story but after reading all the posts about broken raiders, I thought I'd buy a backup. so I now have a raider and a glomex 1.5m whippy thing. http://www.glomex.it/details.asp?idprod=RA112 Having said that the raider has been modified from the original design - the newer ones have the plastic of the base runs a good few inches up the antenna part, presumably to give the joint a bit better support, mine has meet the garage door on a couple of early mornings and has had the plastic thing i described above slightly modified with Sikaflex....... I can't say I've noticed a spectacular difference in reception quality between the two, even though the raider has been properly mashed.

I swap them over every couple of months just to make sure they both still work, and so far they've both survived 2 seasons
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Old 08 July 2009, 04:50   #14
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I can't say I've noticed a spectacular difference in reception quality between the two, even though the raider has been properly mashed.
Reception may not be the issue here - how does the TX compare? - you'd have to ask the CG or a station at the limits of your range - 20 miles or so, to compare your signal/s.
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Old 14 July 2009, 09:17   #15
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If you want a really good antenna then get one of these:

http://www.saltyjohn.co.uk/metzmanta...ennaaerial.htm

Otherwise anything in the VHF section of you local chandlery should do the job, most come with cable and plug included.

Having said all of that, I really like these and have used them on all shapes and sizes of boat:

http://www.pacificaerials.co.nz/Mari...elAntenna.aspx

You should be able to get one for 18 quid or so, but they do require a separate cable pack.
I use one of these Pacific aerials

http://www.sussexmarine.co.uk/products/599-SVMH.php
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Old 14 July 2009, 09:31   #16
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I use one of these Pacific aerials

http://www.sussexmarine.co.uk/products/599-SVMH.php
Yep, thats the one. Good value, good performance and a robust build.

But you can get 'em cheaper than that.
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