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Old 24 February 2012, 15:09   #1
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Radio and Ariel

am i stupid or obviously missing the point totally ?!?!?! :-( I have had a few different boats and fitted most the equipment and never had a problem.
the dive club i am in has just bought a new rib so i am now after a new (ish) engine, chartplotter and VHF.

there is one bloke at the club that insists that it is hard to fit a radio and have the ariel tuned to the radio! every package i have bought ive put together and its been excellent no issues with transmission or usability, he does like to make things more awkward than they are and thinks he is the only person that knows this black magic !!!

all i have done is connected them together and like magic they work !?!?

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As long as the aerial is a Marine VHF Antenna then it is just "plug and play"
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there is one bloke at the club that insists that it is hard to fit a radio and have the ariel tuned to the radio! every package i have bought ive put together and its been excellent no issues with transmission or usability, he does like to make things more awkward than they are and thinks he is the only person that knows this black magic !!!
Every club has one of those unfortunately
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lol, i know, grrrrrr.

oh yeah i.e... Marine Shop, can i have that radio and that ariel please sir??? yes certainly !

why do some people make life so hard !!

So i now need someone to give me a good deal on a chartplotter / sounder , vhf the boat already has an ariel.

any ideas?
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he must have been a cb radio fan - theyre all about tuning aerials. never had a problem with marine vhf
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a good bit of SWR'ing I seem to remember, I still think I've got a Standing Wave Ratio meter kicking around the house .. however I've not read anywhere about having to swarr (SWR) in a marine ariel, maybe they become pre swared these days, or the frequency we're looking at doesnt require it ...
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It quite funny reading people's comments on radio and antenna issues when you've been a ham for 25 years.
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To be fair though .. that's a cracking looking washing line, even has a built in rotator .. my Mrs would be envious too !
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