Re: Cable feed into Main and Mizzen masts on a A54


Teun BAAS
 

All clear; makes sense as AMELIT does have Weather Fax.

 

Thanks.

 

Best Regards Teun

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April 29, 2020 13:10:36

 

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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via groups.io
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Cable feed into Main and Mizzen masts on a A54

 

Let me tell you what I know.

 

Amel installed insulators on the Triadic Stay so that the stay wire could be used as a Weather Fax Antenna. As far as I know, every SM and 54 had this "antenna." The coax wire terminates behind the Nav Station on an SM in a loop of extra cable and in a 54, behind the shower light fixture, unless, of course, if the first owner of the SM or 54 had Amel install a Weather Fax.

 

In my experience, the AM/FM antenna is on the main mast top on every "unchanged" SM and 54. It is a PVC VHF-like antenna, and in fact, when I installed an AIS transceiver and needed an antenna, I used the AM/FM radio antenna and substituted a rubber car antenna which I mounted behind the nav station cabinet. Of course, I had to change the connection plug to use the cable for my AIS.

 

I hope this helps.

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On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 2:15 PM Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:

Not pretending to know anything about SSB, I was told the triatic stay is not very suitable for SSB transmissions due to its orientation.

Does anyone know where the antenna for the AM/FM radio lives?

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121

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