Marine Radio Antenna Mounts

We haven’t written about mounts for marine purposes in awhile so today we have an article on marine radio antenna mounts.  These are mounts made for external antennas for VHF radios. Before selecting a marine radio antenna mount, there are a few basic things to consider.  First off, hopefully you already have your antenna selected.  Be sure the thread pattern is going to match the mount.  Most antennas use a 1″ – 14 thread pattern.  Most antennas have a female ending and the mounts have a male ending.  You just screw the antenna onto the mount.  Also, take notice of the length … Read more…

Sirius XM Car Antennas

There are a lot of Sirius XM car antennas being sold.  All are not the same.   There are wide variation in the quality of signal reception and durability.  You might think that Sirius XM are the only ones making antennas for their radios but there are several other manufacturers that make these even better than Sirius XM themselves. There are a few factors that you need to consider prior to selecting your antenna.  The most important decision is where you would like to place the antenna.  The antenna that comes with the Sirius XM car kit is typically a small … Read more…