Re: Iridium go external antenna location




I have the antenna on starboard side of solar arch.

The NEW ZEALAND marine electrician ran the cable thru the starboard conduit to the nav station. Unit is in a IRIDIUM GO bracket at the NAV station but can easily be taken out of the bracket.

Reception is fine – taking it out and having the unit on deck does NOT necessarily improve satellite reception.


Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128



March 4, 2020 11:24:18


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From: <> On Behalf Of Scott SV Tengah via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 07:05
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Iridium go external antenna location


Hi all,

We just scored a great deal on a used Iridium Go with the external antenna. It comes with 12m of antenna cable and the mount for steel tubes.

Any suggestions on where to mount the external antenna? I'd like to mine your collective knowledge before I start drilling any new holes. We have a large aft solar arch and assume putting it back there would degrade the signal. 

Additionally, how have you all run the thick antenna cable into the boat? I would like to put the Iridium Go at the nav station, but that's not a requirement. 

Thanks in advance!
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah

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