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Old 10 January 2015, 11:21   #1
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Mounting AIS stubby

Ive seen a few what I assume to be AIS 'stubby' antennas mounted fairly low down (rather than on top of A-frame for example)..... Any 'real world' detriment to doing this? By way of copy to Biff, am i correct in thinking this is your AIS antenna on the stormchaser pic below?
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It could also be an FM antenna for the sound system!

For an RX only AIS, low down would be fine. For TX I'd want it as high up as possible.
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Like wilk said, we don't get excited about positioning an AIS Rx antenna... Even inside a console works well enough; for for a transceiver you'd want it up on the A-frame
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