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Spacing Between VHF and GPS Antennas
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posted 05-08-2008 09:04 PM ET (US)
Troubles with receiving on my radio have led to modifications that were planned any way but gotten to sooner than expected, I have fabricated a 76-inch tall 36inch wide stainless arch from the floor up and over the console to get the radio antenna up high, And want to put the GPS antenna up there also.Is there any concerns as to how close [the GPS receiver antenna and the VHF transmitter antenna] should be to one another? Measured straight across they are about 30-inches apart, but since I am not done with it yet I may be able to change that a bit.
posted 05-08-2008 09:51 PM ET (US)
The primary concern is to keep the GPS receiver antenna away from the VHF transmitter antenna. The strong signal from the tranmitter might affect the GPS receiver. Usually a separation of three feet is recommended, but I don't see a variance of a few inches being significant.
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