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Old 09 June 2015, 03:18   #1
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Fixing antennas to console

Hi all ribbers.

After 6 years of sibbing, I'm purchasing my first rib and I expect to have it available this summer.

I'm mounting a VHF DSC fixed radio in the console. VHF portable radios homologation is an absolute chaos in Spain.

I would not like to use an arch to place 360 degrees light neither the VHF antenna nor the GPS receiver (I will not use radar reflector as I will be based on the Med, where fog is unusual in summer).
An arch is too much expensive for me.

I would appreciate any idea about fixing antenna, GPS receiver and 360 light in the console (poles, whatever, pics).



Cheers!
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Old 09 June 2015, 10:56   #2
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Hi all ribbers.



After 6 years of sibbing, I'm purchasing my first rib and I expect to have it available this summer.



I'm mounting a VHF DSC fixed radio in the console. VHF portable radios homologation is an absolute chaos in Spain.



I would not like to use an arch to place 360 degrees light neither the VHF antenna nor the GPS receiver (I will not use radar reflector as I will be based on the Med, where fog is unusual in summer).

An arch is too much expensive for me.



I would appreciate any idea about fixing antenna, GPS receiver and 360 light in the console (poles, whatever, pics).







Cheers!

As soon as stick a pole on the console where it will be a PITA, why not put the same pole on the transom & mount your antenna & all round white there? It will be out of the way & look better IMO


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Old 09 June 2015, 12:03   #3
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Pikey talks sense. You want a distance between the antanae and the vhf anyway (installation instructions usually say about 1m). Personally I would say if you need lights you should have a radar reflector too - ships use radar in the dark not just fog.
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