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Old 04-04-2016, 12:57 PM   #1
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Have a Garmin, currently it's mounted on the canvas t top in an antenna ratchet mount, but I want to add another VHF radio and antenna.

Has anyone mounted on top of their console with a loss of signal?
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Have a Garmin, currently it's mounted on the canvas t top in an antenna ratchet mount, but I want to add another VHF radio and antenna.

Has anyone mounted on top of their console with a loss of signal?
Mine is on my console. No loss of signal.
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Mine is on my console. No loss of signal.
Thanks. I assume you have t-top?
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Garmin (lowrance) antenna is in an aft storage box and the Xm weather antenna is mounted behind the flush mount Garmin in the console. Both work perfectly. No issues for years in all weather conditions and sea states.
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Mine is inside the console behind where the 7616's are located, I have a hardtop with a 4' radar on it and the GPS 19x works perfectly, typically get 7.87' accuracy.
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I have 2 mounted at each corner of the flybridge dash, both work just fine. A
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So some are even mounting them inside the console or even in a storage compartment without issue Good to hear, I will plan to relocate mine. Many thanks.
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I replaced all my electronic at the end of last season. The original GPS antenna was on the hardtop.

The new one is now behind the dash console and the signal reception is still very strong. Putting the antenna behind the dash saved me some headaches and extra work.
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My Raymarine was on the dash. Boat has fabric t-top and never any problems receiving signals. My new Garmin has it built-in. Tested it in my basement before installing and signal reception is dead-on.
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mine is inside my console, Garmin GPS19 N2K antenna works great. the built in NSS classic antennas worked flush mounted as well.
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I like the inside console idea.
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