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Old 17 September 2014, 20:47   #1
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Mounting VHF arial on a SIB

I have a SIB with a Tohatsu 18 hp manual start motor. Is there any reason why I shouldn't mount a 1.8m (6ft) high arial on the transom. I do not want to install an A frame.
Is the motor likely to cause interference.
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An often asked question. Fix the antenna to a cycle helmet and strap it to your bonce. It gives added height.
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I take it you were just taking the piss as your post doesnt really answer my question
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Is the motor likely to cause interference.
Probably.

The antenna would also be close to your head
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Where will you mount the radio?
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In a battery box that will sit on the floor.
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What's the white board up front? Can you mount the antenna there?

I do seem to recall someone mounted their antenna to the motor cover; didn't see them very often (and not within the last 7 years.)

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Mount a whip antenna on an extension pole fixed to the transom. The radiating element will be above the motor, you'll benefit from extra height above sea level and the broad radiation pattern of a whip is better for an unstable platform such as a boat than the focused pattern of a fishing rod antenna.
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