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Old 07 March 2008, 04:17   #1
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Vhf Antenna

I have an ICOM IC M402S on my rib on the A-Frame.
Connected to a Silva Star Antenna, VHF 156-163mHZ. Lot 13 .919. 28049.

My antenna has broken and just need to replace the antenna.Cable,mounting and everything is ok. Is it possible without messing and having to feed through and replace cable to connect a new antenna to the original antenna base and cable? Just thread or screw on the new antenna.
Some sort of aerial that will connect (without having to solder) to the original cable.
Anybody know anything about :
http://www.gulfstreamshop.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=346

I have been told if the original cable is still there you will be able to connect this into the new aerial.

This unit is supplied with a solderless cable connection for connecting the cable to the aerial. Fitting instructions are included. The only tool you should need is a pair of wire cutters.

It is simply a matter of assembling the necessary thumb screws and o-rings onto your original cable and then fitting a bullet nose connector (provided on the end of the new cable just take it off the new cable) to the end of your original cable. Then plug the cable into the base of the new aerial and tighten a retaining nut. All required components are included.

Any VIEWS?
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Old 08 March 2008, 10:41   #2
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if i have to get the complete antenna what is the best one or most popular to get and can i get one online?
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Old 16 March 2008, 18:39   #3
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I have an ICOM IC M402S on my rib on the A-Frame.
Connected to a Silva Star Antenna, VHF 156-163mHZ. Lot 13 .919. 28049.

My antenna has broken and just need to replace the antenna.Cable,mounting and everything is ok. Is it possible without messing and having to feed through and replace cable to connect a new antenna to the original antenna base and cable? Just thread or screw on the new antenna.
Some sort of aerial that will connect (without having to solder) to the original cable.
Anybody know anything about :
http://www.gulfstreamshop.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=346

I have been told if the original cable is still there you will be able to connect this into the new aerial.

This unit is supplied with a solderless cable connection for connecting the cable to the aerial. Fitting instructions are included. The only tool you should need is a pair of wire cutters.

It is simply a matter of assembling the necessary thumb screws and o-rings onto your original cable and then fitting a bullet nose connector (provided on the end of the new cable just take it off the new cable) to the end of your original cable. Then plug the cable into the base of the new aerial and tighten a retaining nut. All required components are included.

Any VIEWS?

Anyone have this Antenna or know what their like?
http://www.gulfstreamshop.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=346
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Hi we use this aerial, we got it cheaper than the price listed and also with 10m of cable, 6m of cable may well be to short or a bit tight for your boat if mounted on the A frame??
No Problems so far, im sure there is a thread elswhere regarding problems if my memory serves...
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Sorry forgot to mention, you could probably re use the existing cable all parts are supplied to make a solderless joint at the antenna end with the new kit.
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Old 16 March 2008, 18:51   #6
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Hi we use this aerial, we got it cheaper than the price listed and also with 10m of cable, 6m of cable may well be to short or a bit tight for your boat if mounted on the A frame??
No Problems so far, im sure there is a thread elswhere regarding problems if my memory serves...
Where did you purchase?

Will i be able to connect it to the cable thats already there or will i have to run the new one?
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Old 16 March 2008, 18:53   #7
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Sorry forgot to mention, you could probably re use the existing cable all parts are supplied to make a solderless joint at the antenna end with the new kit.
How does it join so?

I cut or take away whats there and how does it connect to new one?
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Personally i would replace the whole cable but it could be done with the original cable.

The joint is easy to make and the instructions are included.

We bought it from the local chandelry 48.00 if i remember right Jan 08
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Personally i would replace the whole cable but it could be done with the original cable.

The joint is easy to make and the instructions are included.

We bought it from the local chandelry 48.00 if i remember right Jan 08
can i mount it to the A-Frame with bracket provided?
Does it clamp on?
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Old 16 March 2008, 19:13   #10
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ciaranp,

I would keep looking, I am not that impressed with the Vtronics stuff. I recently replaced a fairly cheap Silva whip arial with a Raider like the one in your link and find the reception is not as good and also I now seem to be suffering from interference from the engine when receiving weaker signals.

I am probably going to keep the Raoder on the Aframe as a spare but will also be fitting a longer whip ariel as the main unit.

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