Distance questions

Old 04-22-2003, 04:29 PM
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I have a Standard Horizon GPS, Standard Horizon VHF Radio. Is there any distance requirements for the antenna's? I plan on mounting them on the same side of the boat outside the cabin. Also, can the GPS unit be near the compass? Thanks!
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Old 04-22-2003, 04:36 PM
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You need at least 3 feet of distance between the antenna and the VHF. There is a chance of feedback if it's less.

My GPS is on the left of the compass, and the fishfinder is on the right. Neither of them affect the compass. Your results may vary.

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Old 04-22-2003, 07:40 PM
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As we all know, metal things affect compasses so there's always going to be that possibility if anything metal is near a compass.

As for VHF and GPS antenna, the further away the better but 3-4 feet is usually enough.

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