Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Raymarine Ray240 VHF

John Clark

Could the issue be the cable running up the mast.  A fatigue point might be where it is suspended at the mazt head.

We "lost" our primary VHF antenna after it was dinged by a bridge and subject to some agressive beating into the wind.  The antenna broke free leaving a stub of wire at mast head but still transmitted and recieved consistantly,  just not as good.  We switched to the antenna on the mizzen untill we get to Martinique.

Erratic performance sounds like something different.  

 Regards,  John
SV Annie. SM 37
Marsh Harbor BA.

On Wed, Feb 21, 2018, 1:51 AM 'Mohammad Shirloo' mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi Duane;
We are also experiencing intermittent issues with the VHF. Our issue is reception, we seem to be transmitting fine. So when we have issue we transmit on the main VHF with the mast mounted antenna and receive on the handheld.
We have done numerous power and transmission tests and get intermittent results. We are going to replace the antenna at this year's haul out.
Does any one have a good recommendation for an antenna for a 54?
Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099

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Sent: Monday, February 19, 2018 2:59 PM
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Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Raymarine Ray240 VHF


Our VHF has a history of not working for completely inexplicable reasons.  It will receive but will not send, even at very close ranges.  It will work for a time and then not work for a time.  Thank goodness I bought a handheld for a backup.

It doesn't seem like it could be the antenna.  We listened to the USCG Charleston SC when we were at the FL/GA border, almost two hundred miles away (they must have a very tall antenna)

I'm planning on replacing it (after all, it's 12 years old), but thought I would see if there was a simple repair answer.

If you replaced it, what did you pick? 



Wanderer, SM#477

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