Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Re: VHF AIS radios
Thanks T5.. Saves me asking you!
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.
A bad day on a boat beats a good day in the office