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Old 08-23-2017, 10:39 AM
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Default AM/FM ant. Pacific Aerials

Anyone have experience with the Pacific Aerials brand of am/fm antennas? In particular the P6103 5.9ft fiberglass or the P6092 Seamaster Classic 3' stainless with Lift and Lay mount ant?
Currently running Galaxys, 4' and 8' for vhf. Don't really need high end for stereo. Also considering the Shakespeare 4351 39" fiberglass glass ant. and a ratchet mount. Really trying to not add a 3rd ratchet mount if possible.
Currently using a 12" rubber ant. but reception is not great.
All antenna are on pilothouse roof.
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Old 08-23-2017, 12:50 PM
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I'm rather partial to metal marine antennas myself. I've been thru a lot more fiberglass than metal!

http://www.metzcommunication.com/am-fm.htm

btw, Mr Metz handled an issue of mine personally, just last week.

ps; I've been know to hit antennas accidently with fishing poles, mooring whips, had people grab them as handholds, etc. The Metz whips are slender and go with the flow. The comparable Digital metal antenna takes a set and looks like a zig zag.
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If you are going 3', I too would recommend either Metz or GAM.

USCG uses Metz on their inflatables, BTW.
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Originally Posted by diver dave View Post
I'm rather partial to metal marine antennas myself. I've been thru a lot more fiberglass than metal!

http://www.metzcommunication.com/am-fm.htm

btw, Mr Metz handled an issue of mine personally, just last week.

ps; I've been know to hit antennas accidently with fishing poles, mooring whips, had people grab them as handholds, etc. The Metz whips are slender and go with the flow. The comparable Digital metal antenna takes a set and looks like a zig zag.
Not sure how the Metz stereo ant. will mount on a hardtop. Looks like rail mount or side bracket.
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Google GAM Adap adapter. I bought mine from Defender for about $25. The adapter has standard ratchet threads on one side and a connection to screw the antenna to on the other. Comes with 25' of cable too.
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Why not use the Shakespeare 4357-S, band separator. Would allow you to pull AM/FM, off of one of the existing Galaxy VHF antennas, without having to install another.

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