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Old 10-08-2012, 10:04   #1
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Fiberglass Antenna Broke

My antenna broke off in a big storm, has this happened to anyone else? should i get the less power metal one?
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:07   #2
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Re: fiberglass antenna broke

I assume this is a sailboat? by all means... get the metal one...
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Re: fiberglass antenna broke

Vhf antenna ?? or what ?? If Vhf go for the metal one for sure ! where it's at is more inportant then the material it's made of as far as power is concerned!! just my 2 cents
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Re: fiberglass antenna broke

Not sure what a "less power" one is. If you mean less gain, that is mostly a marketing claim. Some antennas because of their physical and electrical length, distort the radiated wave closer to the horizon but in a sailboat, that is often counterproductive and because of the interaction with nearby metallic objects, unrealistic as well.
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Re: fiberglass antenna broke

Gain has to do with the shape of the lobe. The more a boat rolls or heels, the lesser of a gain that you want for a VHF antenna.
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