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Marine VHF Recommendations

Old 07-19-2013, 05:01 PM
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I'm adding a second vhf radio on my boat and was looking for some input. I have a Furuno 1833 Navnet (original version).
Any help is appreciated.
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Keep it completely independent from the original radio. Separate power feed, and antenna
Old 07-19-2013, 07:58 PM
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Keep it completely independent from the original radio. Separate power feed, and antenna
This is excellent advice to have redundancy. I would get an Icom 504. Great VHF.
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"Antenna height, more than any other factor, determines how far you can transmit. An antenna mounted up high can “see” farther over the horizon."

This quote is from an installation article, from the West Marine website. I have used this article as a guide for VHF radio installation on my new boat. The boat builder (for my new boat) typically mounts the radio antenna on the gunnel, but I have asked him to mount the antenna on top of the canopy.

My radio is a Garmin, but I think they are all comparable.

Here is the link to the full article:

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