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BUCKEYE2
06-25-2010, 05:02 AM
Does anyone have any feedback on using the 4 ft digital amplifing antenna vs the standard 8 ft marine antenna. I have a boat with hardtop and wanted some feedback from someone using this antenna. Thanks


Summer Duck
06-25-2010, 06:33 AM
Buckeye2, There is not Digital Amplyfiyng Antenna for VHF.
Digital does make a Cell Amp which would have to be used in conjuntion with a Cell antenna

rwidman
06-25-2010, 05:45 PM
Does anyone have any feedback on using the 4 ft digital amplifing antenna vs the standard 8 ft marine antenna. I have a boat with hardtop and wanted some feedback from someone using this antenna. Thanks

I think you had better post a link to this "4 ft digital amplifing antenna" if you want valid advice. Just as in the other post, there is no such thing as a "digital" antenna. Antennas are passive.


Joe
06-25-2010, 07:45 PM
To clarify Ron's post a bit..Digital is a brand name of a company that sells VHF antennas (as well as other stuff (http://www.digitalantenna.com/)).

Their name is a great marketing gimmick...in a deceptive sort of way.

Buoy Scout
06-25-2010, 08:20 PM
Yes, Digital is a brand--I have one of their 8 foot cellular antennas--but it's just not clear from the original post exactly what the question is. Cellular? VHF? Digital TV? FM? There is not enough information to formulate an answer. How about some more information about what you are trying to do.

C Skip R
06-26-2010, 06:21 AM
Your always going to receive and transmit better with a higher antenna since VHF is line of sight. Go with the 8ft.

RocknReeln
06-26-2010, 06:27 AM
I think he wants to know if the cell amplifier made by "Digital" can have an 8ft antenna.....or should he stick with the 4foot one?



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