Thanks Guys for the advice.
To clarify Skipmac it is usually an Augusta 109 that will be incoming. Has a range of about 500 miles and a service
ceiling of about 19,000 ft.
So assuming I get the right antenna mounted 30m from sea level and use the IC A110-05 VHF what kind of range do you think this will give me if they have a similar powered radio on board and are cruising at 8,000 ft?
The yacht it will be landing on does not roll much since it is fitted with zero speed stabilization.
The reason they want to use standard aircraft frequency vhf is because the noise
cancelling headsets they wear are connected to the heli’s onboard com System.
Bill, thanks for confirming that it is in the AM frequencies (118-156Mhz). Aircraft radio licenses are available for vessels having “frequent flight operations” so we are ok there.
This radio will have it's own antenna so what is the best kind to get?
The reason I am scrambling with this is that it was discussed 8 months ago and discounted. Now that the yard is building the bridge console… change of mind.... so I have to decide on a control head
and design it in… promptly!
Thanks again for your advice.