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Old 19-04-2012, 10:36   #1
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RF interference and LED mast head lights

There is a tri color masthead anchor light in my future I feel. Where are we at these days with the RF interference issues that the LED versions caused?

Anyone having good, or bad, experiences?

Those things are not inexpensive and I would rather not buy myself an expensive way to mess up my VHF reception.

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Old 19-04-2012, 10:49   #2
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Re: RF interference and LED mast head lights

I put a Dr. LED replacement bulb in my masthead anchor light ~6" from the VHF SS antenna. VHF is unusable when the light is on. The only redeeming point is when the anchor light is on, I don't care much about the VHF. If I need VHF comms at anchor, I use a handheld.

My nav lights are AquaSignal series 33 LED on the rails. No problems with those.
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Old 19-04-2012, 16:08   #3
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Re: RF interference and LED mast head lights

I have an ORCA Green, Tricolor/Anchor/Flashing Mast light...

No radio interference issues with either the VHF or SSB.
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