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Old 21 December 2015, 07:35   #31
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: Wildheart
Make: Humber/Delta Seasafe
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FWIW I have both a Raider and a 1.2m shakespere 'glass whip. It;s a long story involving the mounts and a garage door, but ignoring the proactialities of my A- frame, I have both, patchable insiode the console.

Now, I grant you I donlt do the sort of Long distance some on here do, but about 5 years ago there was a variation of this thread which if memory serves went on to show that the older models of Raider had what some might describe as a fundamental water ingress issue. Mine os one of the newer design, and even after smacking the top of the garage door a good few times (hence the two of them - the folding bracket was cheaper to buy in a long bag with a whip antenna I rthen opicked up another folding mount...but I digress.....

Bottom line- Reception difference? - immesurable. TX difference - not had to repeat anything more with one that 't'other.

I think I have the Whip hooked up at the moment - the difference is so great I'll need to go look at the patch panel to see which one is in use!

I do feel we can get overly deep on arguing the theory in here sometimes.....

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Old 21 December 2015, 08:31   #32
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Range is dictated by:
1.) Antenna height
2.) Antenna type (Stacked collinear, 5/8 wave, 1/4 wave, 14-element yagi, etc)
3.) Wattage

This goes both ways for the TX and RX station.

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Old 21 December 2015, 09:53   #33
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Boat name: La Frette
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Length: 6m +
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Originally Posted by PaulB2180 View Post
Thanks all. Erin I would appreciate a look at your boat in the New Year, mine is in need of some updating and yours sounds as though it is well sorted.
Sure. Will be back in the water at the beginning of May. A bit difficult to let you see much beforehand as she's all wrapped up for winter now but can probably dig a couple of photos out if it would help.
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Old 21 December 2015, 10:44   #34
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No rush. Merry Xmas.

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