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Old 06-27-2003, 05:31 PM
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I just got my new Sea Pro SV2100 CC I am getting an ICOM fixed mount VHF. Any one have any idea on the size of the attema I shoud get? I will be mounting it onto my T-TOP. Will 4 foot be enough or should I go with something else? Thanks for the help.
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Old 06-27-2003, 05:44 PM
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I should review my spelling better before posting, but what I meant to say was ANTENNA Thanks
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Old 06-28-2003, 05:36 AM
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Take a look at www.digitalantenna.com Great antennas...they have a 4' model which from what I understand from this site is excellent. Having said that, I prefer a 8' antenna on my T-top; higher is better...greater range. Good luck with the new boat. www.consumersmarine.com sells them.

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Old 06-28-2003, 07:35 AM
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Thnaks a bunch...
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Old 06-30-2003, 07:27 PM
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With higher is better in mind, I went with the 9.5 ft Shakespeare (2 piece) on top of my t-top. It is hooked to an Icom. Works great. Have to use a heavy duty mount with it.
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Old 07-09-2003, 09:08 AM
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Height is good and a longer antenna usually has higher gain due to it's ability to focus the radiating power laterally instead of having it shoot uselessly up into the sky. This atribute becomes a liability when the boat is rocking because the sky becomes the horizon temporarily. All in all, I would get whatever looks good on my boat without spending too much money.

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Old 07-21-2003, 10:12 AM
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I have a 25'Mako center console. Have an 8'Shakespeare that works just fine. I don't think I would go with anything shorter although when it's tilted all the way down, a taller person could smack it.
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I have the 4' Digital Antenna and I'll tell ya, it's prbably the best antenna for anything I've ver owned, period. And I'm a techie dude, lots of antenna's....

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IMHO, the higher the better. An 8 foot antenna mounted to the top of a hard top gets you about 16 to 20 foot above the water and can always be layed back when going under low clearance. The further I can broadcast when I'm in trouble the better. Safety is not a beauty contest.
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