Originally Posted by Alex Brown
The main reason for getting these aerials was signal - one thing most ribs do not have is height - putting them on the side, but up top of the humber a-frame which is quite high anyway, they stand very tall above the vessel and give very good signal. Having been next to other ribs with the smaller aerials, I frequently pick up stuff they don't - for that reason, I'd go with these aerials every time.
I'm with you on this one! Stuck in the middle of the English Channel with piss poor range from a wire antennae you quickly realise what a waste of time they are when trying to call a pan pan! I often hear Solent Coastguard in the Chanel Islands now and my tx range has almost doubled