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Old 17 May 2006, 09:33   #1
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A Frame VHF antenna

Can any one help with recomending an antenna that is suitable for a rib/A frame fitting,and that will fold to enable the fiiting of a full boat cover.(have looked into the V-tronics rib raider which unfortunatly is fixed)
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Can any one help with recomending an antenna that is suitable for a rib/A frame fitting,and that will fold to enable the fiiting of a full boat cover.(have looked into the V-tronics rib raider which unfortunatly is fixed)

try one of the fibreglass antenna's with either plastic or stainless mounts that fold flat, personally on a RIB I would suggest that you use a stainless mount, but a plastic one might do for a short antenna.

http://www.mailspeedmarine.com/Produ...f-a6b984c64962

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Old 17 May 2006, 13:07   #3
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a frame antenna

We have a Vtronix antenna on the a frame that is removed when the boat cover is fitted. It can be unscrewed by hand leaving the a frame clear for the cover. The fold down GRP antenna may be an option but not sure if will take the pounding that the Vtronix would. Anchor light is also slung underneath to prevent fouling, probably not ideal but best option for us.
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we have the long bling bling fibreglass ones with plastic bases and they seem fine, another good reason for having the taller ones is you get a very slightly better range/reception and i have two so one is a spare incase the other fails. i originally purchase the little black thing but chopped it in for the fibreglass ones


loads of folks i have spoken to say they last ages and ages with no probs on a rib....we will see i guess

they do fold down easily too
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A four foot glas or 3 foot base-loaded stainless whip on a regular ratchet mount (Shakespeare's are popular here in the US) will allow you to swing it a full 180 degrees. Mounted high on the arch, it should fold completely (or very nearly so) down along the tube it's mounted on.

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We have a Vtronix antenna on the a frame that is removed when the boat cover is fitted. It can be unscrewed by hand leaving the a frame clear for the cover. The fold down GRP antenna may be an option but not sure if will take the pounding that the Vtronix would. Anchor light is also slung underneath to prevent fouling, probably not ideal but best option for us.
Where can these guys be bought online?
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Vtronix antenna

Can be found online at:

www.mailspeedmarine.com/ ProductDetails/mcs/productID/100098 - 99k -

www.force4.co.uk/.../mcs/productID/482/groupID/ 8/categoryID/119/v/a3640a0c-482d-47ed-

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I find the Vtronix ones snap very frequently at the base. I must get through 3 a season! Expensive at 50 a pop
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I find the Vtronix ones snap very frequently at the base. I must get through 3 a season! Expensive at 50 a pop
What would you suggest given the fact that I have to swivel or unscrew the antenna (If thats possible) everytime I fit the cover(after every trip)

What would be ideal is a 90 degree antenna mount(verticle fitting to fit on the plate halfway down the A frame.)with a side feed cable to a female ferral to fit the antenna mount perhaps with a glomex 1.1 or 1.5 fibre antenna.If the mount exists and the antenna can be unscrewed each time this would solve my problems.

Any help appreciated
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Maybe mine is not the Vtronix then as it simply unscrews. I have the same issue with the cover so take them off each time.

I get them in Port Solent Superstore.
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