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rob_benton
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Hi

We are fitting a FM radio and need to install a Ariel.

Has anyone fitted a aerial within the boat so it's hidden ?

I'm thinking of fitting it within the fibreglass helm on the top deck.

Would the fibreglass stop the Arial from picking up a signal ?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

Rob

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Never had a problem with them, on my present Hampton 25 I have a normal stubby car Aerial fitted in the cupboard at the bow of the boat, on others I've used the same aerial fitted to the outside of the boat and run the cable down the back of the panels to the radio,

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Rob,

Why go for an FM radio when you can get a DAB radio?

I have a DAB in the car and even when listening to stations like Radio Norfolk, it's always through the digital platform.



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Try and keep aerial as vertical as possible. GRP or wood doesn't affect the signal very much.
Aluminium framed windows can affect the signal if close to the aerial, so can other metal work. I have mine in the bow locker only a foot above water level, and it picks up local stations ok. But to be fair, there are not that many stations that you can pick up in that area anyway.

For best signals, the higher the better, and if the aerial is bolted through say a metal biscuit tin, acting as a ground plain, then this can improve the reception too. But you shouldn't need to go that far.

Try it in a locker, it doesn't need to be on deck, unless you have a steel or aluminium hull.




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I use a Rubber one its so pliable you can use any where.

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I use a Rubber one its so pliable you can use any where.you can get them from car accessory shops

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here we are famous for bad signal radio or phun ....

and even ole tv stuff too........


thank good ness for ska..alites

its the norm and we like it, orf with that sort orf thing dam new fangle radio things ....

down with that sart orf thing

shhhhhhhhhhhhh..I say shhhhhhhh.........



listen to that ole outboard doing 65 mph dun the bruds music to my ears.....


more silliness later ...

at hum I can,t get good f m..defo no dab and if I stand on left foot like a balarrina and wet me finger in rite ear I might get phun signal at hum tooo


well we do live in king inbreed land ...!!!


so yer lucky to get any music ..... Smile

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I have a Hampton and on advice from Lord Paul I connected the centre Arial wire to my bow rails through one of the securing bolts that I replaced with a longer one and by adding an extra nut it works great.

I'm loving'it

clive

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well blast me i,m orf to yard and tomoorow i,ll bring the hampton in shud back hum to get better reception ....thanks ............


good idea and it works lots orf ground plain etc and all that ole stuff

now where s  me cb radio, come in good buddy..... any one for a eyball come back good buddy on cahnnel 19 all ye truckers .......

in the ole boat shud as its stell we connnect tothe walls and get not bad sounds ........

aslong as number two works ,im happy ....

steve rite in the afternoon...... Playful Wink

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