Originally Posted by bvimatelot
Yep - that's what I use and it works. Also I have heard it said that a splitter is not the best way to go anyway! Would be interested to hear comments from radio
"experts" on that one!
I am no expert.
When i was setting up the AiS i put a spiltter in. Cost $250. I didnt like it but it may have been a problem with the AIS unit.
So i took the splitter back and got my $250 back and bought a new antenna
$75 and coax $30 and put a dedicated antenna on the back bumperbar (pushpit).
When at sea i put the AIS on the mast head
antenna and the vhf on the stern rail antenna. When in port and want good vhf range i swap them around
Also means i have vhf if i lose the stick.
The splitter cuts the AIS when the vhf is txing or rxing, but now i believe AIS is so important i dont want to miss just ONE AIS RX or TX.
So,a second antenna: cheaper, less electrics , less complexity, not three dissimilar or dissimilar brand products talking to each other, provides redundancy, so thats probably enough to make it attractive.