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Considering replacing the antenna on my radar arch. Wondering if any of you have any suggestions/favorites.

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QUOTE(Away Point @ Jul 16 2009, 09:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Considering replacing the antenna on my radar arch. Wondering if any of you have any suggestions/favorites.

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Why?
 

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The channels didn't move very far from where they were. They are just sent in a different format. My mom's old antenna works great for her at home. The little antennas on boats are kinda small so they won't be quite as good. But they should be ok for the new format.
 

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QUOTE(Convincor @ Jul 17 2009, 09:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>TV on a boat? Why?!


You people are CRAZY

In a word: Kids.
(AND all parents do go at least a little crazy from time to time!
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As to why I ask, not getting all signal I think I could be. The coax connector on my current antenna seems a little suspect, and figured a newer one might perform better. Just thought I'd toss the subject out there. If no one here knows, than no one knows!
 

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A marine TV antenna is about $120. I'm sure there are more expensive ones. Unless they have a pre-amp built in they aren't going to do fantastic. I'd clean the connector on the antenna, maybe replace tv coax. If it's RG-59, look at RG-6. See about waterproofing the connection at the antenna. You can get a pre-amp in line too. That would be better down below. Limit or elminate any splitters or anything else between antenna and the TV. Every one of those causes some loss. If they are poor quality they cause a LOT of loss.

Worst case, watch DVDs.
 

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I actually have a Shakesphere (sp?) from the 80's when the boat was new. It is about 2.5' in dia. and is mounted on the bridge under the dash. It spins by remote and allows for a damn near perfect signal, except fox. My dad has a newer arch mounted by the same company and it works ok, but not nearly as good as "old school".
 

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QUOTE(Stodge @ Jul 17 2009, 09:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>A marine TV antenna is about $120. I'm sure there are more expensive ones. Unless they have a pre-amp built in they aren't going to do fantastic. I'd clean the connector on the antenna, maybe replace tv coax. If it's RG-59, look at RG-6. See about waterproofing the connection at the antenna. You can get a pre-amp in line too. That would be better down below. Limit or elminate any splitters or anything else between antenna and the TV. Every one of those causes some loss. If they are poor quality they cause a LOT of loss.

Worst case, watch DVDs.

All good points.
 
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