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Old 09-11-2008, 06:31 PM
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I'm mounting two vhf's on my t-top. Due to my crows nest on top, i can only really mount in front of each other in the middle of the t-top. Never seen it done this way on other t-tops. All i've seen is side by side.

Any drawbacks to mounting them this way? Thanks for the help.

Old 09-11-2008, 07:22 PM
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If they're similar size (or better yet, identical units), can you mount them one on top of the other, possibly even using the same (modified) mounting bracket? I think that would look better and give you better access to all the buttons and dials.

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Mounting the antenna's in that manner would be fine so long as you provide enough separation so that they don't flex and smash into one another.
Old 09-13-2008, 01:05 PM
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My bad. I read the OP wrong. I thought you were saying you were mounting the RADIOS on the UNDERSIDE of the T-Top. Sorry.
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dowop - 9/11/2008 7:40 PM

Mounting the antenna's in that manner would be fine so long as you provide enough separation so that they don't flex and smash into one another.
Minimum separation of the antennas is 3 feet from an RF point of view - the further the better. That figure from both Digital Antenna and Shakespeare
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tculin - 9/13/2008 3:22 PM

dowop - 9/11/2008 7:40 PM

Mounting the antenna's in that manner would be fine so long as you provide enough separation so that they don't flex and smash into one another.
Minimum separation of the antennas is 3 feet from an RF point of view - the further the better. That figure from both Digital Antenna and Shakespeare
You're correct - good point! My assumption being that they were not being used at the same time in which case they are fine as I described.
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thankf for the advice guys, great help

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