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Old 15 January 2013, 07:36   #1
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FM radio antenna

Just brought a Fusion MS RA50 for the RIB only thing is I need to buy an Antenna for it.

Internet isnt showing a great deal, I ideally want to install something in or on the consol but not a sticky up rubber job? Is the sensible way forward to use a VHF / FM splitter to use the VHF Antenna, and do they work?

Thanks in advance. MB
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Old 15 January 2013, 07:51   #2
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Did the same last year . I ended up with a 12 plastic one from Halfrauds inside the console to keep it out of the weather/ spray and so it cantbe seen -works fine

No messing with any VHF splitting etc either
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Old 15 January 2013, 08:21   #3
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Ours is connected to the stainless Steel Screen Frame, great reception !!! and no extra cost !!
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When you mount it, remember to keep it vertical not in 'go fast' position.
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Did the same last year . I ended up with a 12 plastic one from Halfrauds inside the console to keep it out of the weather/ spray and so it cantbe seen -works fine

No messing with any VHF splitting etc either
Did the same works fine.
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Old 15 January 2013, 15:24   #6
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Thanks for all of the responses to this one. Halfrauds it is then. MB
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A "shark" antenna would be a low profile mount on a console. I like the idea of inside as suggested if there is no interference.



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When you mount it, remember to keep it vertical not in 'go fast' position.
Better tell that to EVERY auto manufacturer out there as they didn't listen. My car has a go fast FM antenna, and many makes are mounted in the windshields in go fast fashion.

Now if you are thinking VHF antenna's then you would be correct, as they do need to be mounted vertical.
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Short cheap rubber car aerial inside the console works fine.
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