VHF to close

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    Posted: 06 May 2003 at 5:03pm
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Has anyone had problems with the VHF antenna being mounted to close to the fish finder?

My neighbour just got a new stabi had a VHF and Fishfinder fitted he was watching the process just as the holes were drilled for the antenna, they happen to notice on the fixing instructions, mount antenna at least 4ft away from Fishfinder. They finished mounting it there, as not wanting to drill a extra set of holes. Its set up as most boats including my own Wheel, controls, gauges, and Fishfinder at the right hand side of a split screen and the antenna mounted about 12inches away on the outside of deck. I haven�t noticed these creating problems has anyone?

  

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Hi Cbmack,

biggest problem i had was the two cables running up the same side of the boat that caused a problem with the VHF that was the power for the VHF and the transducer cable side bt side ........ didnt know at the time it was my first boat....

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Gidday fellas,   I think what you say Lethal, also applies to sounders. Don't know if it is still advised, but running a transducer cable the same side as the power cable, can cause interference on the sounder display. Cheers.

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Thanks for those 2 replys. Now I wonder if my sounder and VHF are working to the full extent, Note only are they both wired on same side the are all inside a single sleve from dash to exit at the transom. the only thing not in the sleve is the antenna. What problems did you get in the past maybe Im getting them and not knowing better as this is my first boat with a VHF and sounder fitted.

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I can't run my sounder and VHF at the same time - get terrible noise through the sounder. Pain for fishing contests where radio is pretty much mandatory. It could be that the're both wired up the same side, but it's a major rewiring to change it.

 

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