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Old 25-11-2019, 12:34   #226
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Re: Please Recommend a Quality VHF Masthead Antenna

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How does something like this match if its imported into country?

https://www.saltyjohn.com/product-ca.../metzantennas/

John will also sell any length of RG8 you need. Just bought 5m from him so our AIS antenna could also double as a spare VHF if the mast came down.

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Over $200 vs $90 for the glomex
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Old 25-11-2019, 12:44   #227
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I recommend you reconsider your pick and look at the CELmar0-1 antenna.

PDF: https://acantennas.com/sites/default.../CELmar0-1.pdf
That's more like it.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CELmar0-...-/132571766314

$95 and some cable, about $120 in total delivered, I can live with that
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Re: Please Recommend a Quality VHF Masthead Antenna

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Fair enough.
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How does something like this match if its imported into country?
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I recommend you reconsider your pick and look at the CELmar0-1 antenna.
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Over $200 vs $90 for the glomex
Here in the US the Metz Manta 6 is available on Amazon for around $60. The antenna S/V Jedi pointed to has the same important characteristics although I don't know the brand.

You can get RG-8X for about .38US/ft. That's okay. I usually use RG-214 but I'm fussy. You can get the coax from somewhere like Home | RF Connection (tell owner Joel Knoblock I sent you). I would get the coax with a PL-259 silver Teflon connector installed on one end. That end goes on the top of the mast. Feed the tail through the mast and to the radio and terminate that end. DO NOT USE THE SHAKESPEARE CRIMP-ON CONNECTORS. They cost too much and are cr@p.
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