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post #21 of Old 10-23-2013
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Re: VHF AIS radios

Thanks T5.. Saves me asking you!

Originally Posted by SVAuspicious View Post
Splitters are fundamentally bad. The best thing you can do is have independent VHF antennas for VHF and AIS.
Yep, understand that. It just not practical on small(er) boats..

I figure, for the sailing I do (mostly on what is effectively a large lake, open to the sea at one end) and a mast-head antenna, the receive range reduction should (cross fingers!) not be so great as to cause any major issues.

"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
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