Re: [Amel] VHF Antenna on Amel 54

Sailorman <kimberlite@...>

The electronic connections are standard worldwide.

You should have no problem getting an antenna or a new cable.

Fair Winds


Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Martin
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2013 5:38 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] VHF Antenna on Amel 54

We appear to have three VHF antenna. A long one and one slightly shorter on
the main and a long one on the mizzen. These are, I understand for teh VHF
radio, the entertainment radio and the AIS system.

We have had an on goig problem with the VHF antenna which I believe to be a
failed antenna whip, or a join to the same at the mast head, everything else
checks out. Swap the AIS and VHF coaxes at he chart table and we get great
VHF but poor AIS reception and vice versa.

Can anyone help with the spec of the VHF antenna and if there is a coupling
in the cable at the mast head. I suspect that the antenna is 3 foot (1
metre?) into a threaded base. We are in the USA and of course the coupling
is likely to be metric which is not readily available here. I am therefore
looking at replacing the base and antenna and anyone with experience of this
replacement would be very helpful.

Martin Bevan
Amel 54 #56
Near Annapolis, MD, USA


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