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VHF Install 29 Feb 2008 15:06 #1

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VHF Install 29 Feb 2008 15:07 #2

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VHF Install 29 Feb 2008 15:11 #3

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Looks good. Well done.

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VHF Install 29 Feb 2008 16:38 #4

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What is the oval "before" picture, what was that in there before?
Did you through bolt those hex bolts? For a cleaner look, remove them, countersink the face and use some nice stainless 1/4"-20 screws.
It Looks like it's on the port side? Will it be hard to use there?

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VHF Install 29 Feb 2008 18:00 #5

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The oval thing was a recessed cubby hole I guess for lack of a better word.
I thought about the counter sinking and still might.
And I can reach it from the helm. Also, it is very loud. I haven't tried it out yet at WOT but if its no good then I saw some wires for external speakers in the back, Ill put a speaker on my side as well.

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VHF Install 29 Feb 2008 18:46 #6

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Shwane;117826 wrote: The oval thing was a recessed cubby hole I guess for lack of a better word.
I thought about the counter sinking and still might.
And I can reach it from the helm. Also, it is very loud. I haven't tried it out yet at WOT but if its no good then I saw some wires for external speakers in the back, Ill put a speaker on my side as well.

I may out an external speaker on mine as well. Other than those bolts it looks pretty good, The antenna install looks clean as well, nice work, just get it pointing straight up.

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VHF Install 29 Feb 2008 22:08 #7

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I agree change the bolts and it will look A+. The VHF needed to be on that side to keep the required 3 feet between the antenna and the VHF.

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VHF Install 01 Mar 2008 05:41 #8

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I also agree with the bolts...
How about using pan head screws and those white plastic caps? That'll look slick.

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VHF Install 01 Mar 2008 10:02 #9

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I like the the whole install. A+ in my book. I think the VHF went there as there was already a hole there, and that's where he wanted to put it. He could've put it under the driver's dash and still had no problem with it. The ant. hook up is excellent. Was thinkin about that same place, but wasn't sure. Now I know..it's a go.
Thanx for postin the pix... looks good..

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VHF Install 01 Mar 2008 16:36 #10

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fishntoss;118032 wrote: He could've put it under the driver's dash and still had no problem with it. The ant. hook up is excellent. Was thinkin about that same place, but wasn't sure. Now I know..it's a go.
Thanx for postin the pix... looks good..


You are wrong.
Do not put the radio and the antenna closer that 3 feet. You will have a problem and have to move one and fill in the holes.

Here read this

http://shakespeare-marine.com/faq2.asp?ReqNum=5

FAQ Manuals (PDF) Instruction sheets Spare and Replacement Parts
Frequently Asked Questions about Shakespeare Marine Antenna Products
Q: Can I mount the antenna beside the radio?
A: No, it must be at least three feet away from the radio, so transmission will not interfere with the radios reception (usually resulting in a squeal in the speaker).



It does not matter if it is a Shakespeare or not the same problem will occur.

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VHF Install 02 Mar 2008 07:31 #11

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I'm wondering if this is a funtion of the antenna reradiating, and if this in turn is wavelength dependant? What I mean is, is it an interference that is maximum at the antenna and falls away with distance, or is it a band of interference that will occur with the antenna at say, 30 inches away and then fall off again by the time the antenna is 24 inches away?

Just curious.

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VHF Install 03 Mar 2008 01:03 #12

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I have a new Uniden Solara to install as soon as the ice melts and the water drains away. Does anybody have pics of a helm side install?

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VHF Install 03 Mar 2008 03:42 #13

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point92;118506 wrote: I have a new Uniden Solara to install as soon as the ice melts and the water drains away. Does anybody have pics of a helm side install?


Yes,
Both with an 8' Shakespeare antenna and both worked flawlessly.
Both radios were near my knee on the helm
This one's on my old boat.

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VHF Install 04 Mar 2008 05:04 #14

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The_Sea_Word;118270 wrote: I'm wondering if this is a funtion of the antenna reradiating, and if this in turn is wavelength dependant? What I mean is, is it an interference that is maximum at the antenna and falls away with distance, or is it a band of interference that will occur with the antenna at say, 30 inches away and then fall off again by the time the antenna is 24 inches away?

Just curious.


I don't know but the interference is not at your end but at the receiving end, it causes feed back into the mic. I suspect it is the mic that is the problem not the radio, but if the radio is mounted with-in 3 feet then so must the mic. Having the radio on one side of the boat and the mic now in your hand a foot away from the antenna as the install in the first picture might be a problem when used.

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