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Postby chris moody » 07 Apr 2018, 16:07

Any VHF experts on here? I'm after some advice. I want to replace the stubby VHF aerial on the side of the console as I think it's corroded (well it's not working for some reason).

What do you recommend for mounting in that position? It needs to be removable or foldable if a longer aerial as I will need to be able to fit an all over cover. I'd like something with a bit more power (gain) than the existing stubby.



picture showing existing aerial
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Re: VHF aerial recomendations

Postby rogerblack » 07 Apr 2018, 17:04

Hi Chris

Pacific Aerials have an ideal design where the cable is connected to the mounting hardware, allowing the antennae whip to be unscrewed and removed.

Here's their 1m Seamaster:
https://www.force4.co.uk/pacific-aerial ... -1-0m.html

Their through-deck mount could also easily be mounted using a made-up bracket:
https://www.force4.co.uk/pacific-aerial ... mount.html

or there's an adjustable fold-down mount
https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/351944507569?c ... 649&crdt=0

they also do a rail mount which I've adapted to fit on an extension pole, but I can't find that currently listed anywhere with a quick G**gle.
( EDIT: just found one here : http://www.sailsmarine.com/ItemDetail.a ... &l=g&cc=GB )
Here are a couple of pics:

Seamaster rail mount.jpg
Seamaster rail mount on pole

Seamaster rail mount with cover.jpg
Seamaster rail mount covered

Seamaster on dowel.jpg
Seamaster pole

I also carry a folding extension pole to gain greater height if required:
Seamaster on extended pole.jpg
Seamaster extended pole

Hope this helps

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