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I have an underdash vhf radio and have used an 8ft antenna but it gets in the way so then I bought a 3ft antenna with no db gain and when I key the mike, my depth finder will turn off. The antenna is only 2ft from my depth finder. I'd rather not drill more holes in my aluminum boat so I'm wondering if a shorter antenna with a db gain of 3-6 might help my problem and also give me better sending range. Seachoice brand antennas has one w/ 6db gain and is only 44". Thanks from Likeafool

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If your radio is wired to the same battery as your locator, the attenna you downgraded to may not be able to accept 25w. Try putting the radio on 1w and see if the locator goes out,if it doesnt,go with a 3db or better. An all around good antenna with at least 3db gain is recommended.Good Luck

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