I could use some expertise.
I'm putting up a mast on my roof - 8ft fiberglass.
I am mounting a j-pole on top, tuned to my repeater frequency...
I also have a 1/4 wave marine vhf, I was going to mount below the uhf j-pole.
But I started thinking....the marine antenna would be use, only sporadically, to contact my brothers boat. The antennas would not be used simultaneously...vhf mostly for bad weather check ins....
Can I mount them side to side on top of the pole? The pole has a 1 1/2 dia. and I can mount both without contact.
I know vhf antennas should be on top of the stack, but the vhf is just an addition and I have great line of sight to the ocean...but can they be mounted side to side? and if so - One radio would have to be off while transmitting on the other, because I would be putting rf down the other radios coax -correct????
thanks for taking a look guys