Originally Posted by matt h
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.