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: Antennas

11-22-2006, 03:33 PM
Jez, did I spell that wrong? Anyway, I need to get a thing for my boat. Don`t want a big,old thing hanging round the boat, got one allready, me. For me shorter is better, the tallest part of my boat is the waist high console. Don`t need some 8ft long thing in the way of casting. Can`t I get a base loaded thing for my boat that won`t stick up to high?

Bob Pauli
11-22-2006, 05:03 PM
How about a folding base that allow you to lay an antenna flat?

Bob Pauli
11-22-2006, 05:04 PM
How about the folding bases that allow you to lay an antenna flat?

11-23-2006, 05:25 PM

One thing to remember with the VHF is that it is line of sight. That means the longer the antenna the better your range. I would agree with Bob in that a folding ratchet mount is the way to go for us fly guys. Since you don't have a grab rail going over your console you probably don't have enough room to get a 4' to fold completely down but you could probably get enough of an angle to keep it out of the way when not in use. Most of the reasearch I did said the 4' model from digital was the way to go and I have been pretty happy with the range. I have to admit that it hasn't been the issue I thought it would be when casting with it up. And it does provide a bit of a safety divider for two fly casters in windy conditions. No need to hook your partner in the cheek;) .


11-23-2006, 08:26 PM

11-24-2006, 05:28 PM
Best bet would be an 8' antenna but I hear ya on keeping it out of the way. I use one of the GAM electronics SS2 and it's been great. I've got it on a fold down mount that clamps right onto my grab bar on the console. You can check it out here -