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Old 29 May 2014, 17:33   #1
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FM aerial recommendation

Guys. Im putting a fusion radio on my rib which will also have a garmin 100 vhf radio. Do you use a seperate aerial or do you use a splitter and just use the single aeriel.?
Will it lose any transmit/receive quality if i used a single whippy?
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Guys. Im putting a fusion radio on my rib which will also have a garmin 100 vhf radio. Do you use a seperate aerial or do you use a splitter and just use the single aeriel.?
Will it lose any transmit/receive quality if i used a single whippy?
Ive just done a similar thing but also installed a AIS system. There are splitters available which will cope with all but it may be a case of you get what you pay for.

As I installed a Raymarine AIS 650 system I also installed the Raymarine AIS 100 Splitter, with a 1.2M long GRP Shakespeare VHF Antanae on a ratchet mount attached to top of A Frame. The AIS Splitter has wires for a FM signal and passes the VHF signal to VHF and signal for the AIS unit to recive and transmit.

My set-up works very well it seems, put it this way my Rib was recently on my drive which is about 15 miles away due north of the coast and I was picking up the small boat channel in poole harbour while also listening to FM radio, clear sound.

So I guess it depends on your aerial and the splitter perhaps. But it is doable and works.
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Ha Ha brilliant.. you bloody nobber!! do some verk!
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Can you use a ribbon aerial inside the console?
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Possibly .. worth a thought.. will do some more home work, by the sounds of it and before i get any more interference i may need to get a good quality FM airy hole
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Matt, forget spiltters they are the design of the devil, why place another failure point in your all important VHF !"! We have connected out Lowrance sonic hub to the S/S windscreen frame, works great really strong signals..
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Hey that's an idea. i didn't like the idea of splitters really. on the front i have a U shaped grab rail, so what your saying is tap of the back of the securing bolt on the inside.. bit like we used to do in the 70s with a coat hanger!!
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Hey that's an idea. i didn't like the idea of splitters really. on the front i have a U shaped grab rail, so what your saying is tap of the back of the securing bolt on the inside.. bit like we used to do in the 70s with a coat hanger!!
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