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Old 18 March 2014, 17:01   #1
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Radar reflector position

I've been given a radar reflector off mate but only place free on A-frame is next too vhf aerial ! Will this be ok?

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Old 04 April 2014, 06:02   #2
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Has anyone got any advice on this, I am in the same position. I know most passive radar refelctors are not much use, so do I just buy a tube type one and fit under the VHF antenna, or I was going to buy a tri lens one and mount it on the A-frame next to the antenna. Will the tri lens next to the antenna cause interference?


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Old 04 April 2014, 07:02   #3
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As a general rule mount vertically and as high as possible.

I'm not sure how the co-location of the aerial and reflector would affect it.

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Old 04 April 2014, 07:15   #4
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im not aware of any problems as far as vhf is concerned. tube type are pretty useless and break very easily! currently got a glomex 230 midi which may look like a pedal dustbin but is solid and i know it works - it even doubles up as a mounting point for my gopro.
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Old 04 April 2014, 09:10   #5
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One think to check would be make sure it doesn't obscure your steaming light.
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