Originally Posted by matata
I am attaching the above aerial directly to the A frame which is approx 4 or 5 feet above sea level. I appreciate height is range. What height on an extension pole do you think I could get away with before it starts to look a bit "odd".Is it even worth extending it in the first case? Any smart ways of attaching it to the frame so it can be removed on car journeys? Nik
There's a formula kicking about somewhere which basically says that any height gained, exponentially increases the range, so on a RIB, you can't have too much height...in theory. In practical terms "generally" you don't need massive ship-ship comms range, any fellow cruisers will usually be within a mile or 2 of you, so won't be a problem. If you need to call the coast guard, his antenna is sat on top of a cliff on a ruddy great mast, so a couple of feet on your rib, ain't going to make a difference. As for removing for towing, a stainless steel ratchet mount is the way to go.