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Old 13 September 2015, 09:42   #1
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Best RIB VHF aerial for long range?

I understand that vertical height is the key but RIB specific whip aerials on A frames only seem to reach to about 2m or so above sea level.

I also understand the point that longer glassfibre aerials are likely to snap.

Anyone found a solution to getting more VHF range?
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Old 13 September 2015, 10:13   #2
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The only effective solution is to increase the height of the base (not the length of the aerial). Are you having a specific problem or is it just forward planning? Where it the recipient (big diff talking to a CG mast high on a clifftop to talking to another rib with a h/held)?
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Old 13 September 2015, 10:26   #3
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I dumped a Rib Raider for a Shakespeare 1.2m GRP. The improvement was massive and it doesn't look as if it's likely to break.
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I was going to resist but the hell I will.........,here we go again on this subject which is like many on the forum it's a question of personal experience and you will get many theories and all well founded. But I have to say I have no complaints about my Rib Raider over the last ten years.


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I have to say I have no complaints about my Rib Raider over the last ten years.

Have you used your VHF in the last 10 years?
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Have you used your VHF in the last 10 years?

Yes caught you as usual!! Suffice to say that's the kind of comment that has chased quite a few people away from this forum.


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Suffice to say that's the kind of comment that has chased quite a few people away from this forum.

Really? Perhaps online forums are not the best place for those completely unable to differentiate jest from jibe?
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Yes caught you as usual!! Suffice to say that's the kind of comment that has chased quite a few people away from this forum.


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Nope - it's the kind of response that is called humor - it's the snide, disrespectful and aggressive comments along with people getting the wrong end of humor that does that!!
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Oh so that's humour I just thought it was the usual disrespectful answer I usually get from that gentleman no matter what comment or response I post in the forum over many years


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