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Old 27 April 2014, 15:59   #1
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VHF Antenna for A Frame

Hi

I just bought a new icom radio.

What suggestions can you give for a decent but cheap antenna to go on the A frame?

Thanks.
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Old 27 April 2014, 16:23   #2
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Spend as much as you can on the antenna; make sure the coax is of good quality at least.
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these seem to be very popular, thinking of getting one myself

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I've got these - great performance and easy to take the whip off if you want to reduce the height of your rig.

Previously I had Rib Raider antennas but always had problems with water getting into the connector under the antenna.

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I have Procoms stainless whip aerials on both my RIBs. They work well and it is worth buying their aerial cable with the swaged ends with removable plugs as well, makes it easy to pass through conduit etc.
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Try a Glomex whip antenna, they come with the cable so you don't have worry about getting the right sort.
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Thanks everyone.
I went for a Glomex GRP 1.5m antenna with a deck fitting which allows for it to be folded down when towing and the cover is on.
Yet to try it out.
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Ive just changed mine, was using a vitronix whip aerial, pretty crap performance in general. Have now changed to a Shakespeare GRP type of aerial, yes more expensive by a long way but having just tried it on my boat which is about 14 miles from the sea inland (onland) and was able to pick up the small boat channel traffic from poole harbour on ch 77 ! So pretty impressed.
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One tip which I am sure you are all aware of - make sure the aerial is fitted as high as possible and vertical this gives the maximum performance (range), and not swept back to make it look cool.
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make sure the aerial is fitted as high as possible and vertical this gives the maximum performance (range), and not swept back to make it look cool.
In particular high gain antenna must be mounted vertical
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