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Old 05 February 2015, 13:00   #1
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VHF Antennae mount help

Hi there (again),

My new rib doesnt have an a frame and want some advice on where and how to mount a VHF antennae and what size antennae to get for the fixed VHF please.

Pictures would help if you have any.

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Old 05 February 2015, 13:24   #2
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In a previously owned RIB (an Avon SuperSport 345) I just bolted an adjustable mount directly to the transom. The only down-side is that it was not as high off the water as would be ideal, and whenever one broadcasts, one is exposing oneself to the EMF radiation from the antenna (if you worry about such things). If I did it again on a larger RIB, I'd probably install an extension blank of 1.5m or so, then the antenna in order to get more height.






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