I tried the splitter. Not impressed. The range was not very good and when I transmitted on the VHF the AIS650 gave a failure warning as it wanted to transmit at the same time. Both the splitter vendor and Raymarine
confirmed that this could not be fixed.
There was an excellent discussion on this about 18 months ago and some great tech advice. It was clear that a separated AIS
aerial should be mounted well away 3m? from the VHF. So I went to the hassle of fitting an AIS
tuned aerial on the top spreader. Fantastic, I get ships up to 100nm away, also works significantly better on Satellite
AIS tracking as well.
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