Where and how to mount your antenna is the
main decision required in a system installation.
Higher is always better for a Wifi antenna but there is a "law of dimensioning returns" working
here. For all the effort involved in placing the antenna at the top of your mast you may find that your neighbor with
his antenna mounted on his radar arch can make the same connection that you have 90-95% of the time.
The base of the antenna should be at least 10-12 feet (3m)
off the water for best performance and the antenna should have a 360 degree view of the horizon. You don't need
to be concerned about masts and poles unless you are within a few feet of them. Other antennas such as VHF or GPS antennas
will not cause any problems.
IslandTime has 2 systems available which provide different mounting options.
The Standard System has an antenna with a built-in aluminum bracket that will allow u-bolting to vertical
poles between 1.25" and 2" in diameter or bolting to vertical surfaces.
The In-Line system uses a PVC
tube with 1"-14 threads at the base to mount the antenna on a standard, 1"-14 thread marine antenna mount such as
those shown at the right.