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

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS

Hi Oliver, I don't think you are right. I have had the 802 for years and it does not need two aerials and the triactic is not intended for this purpose.

Kind Regards


SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 30 April 2020 at 10:49 "Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica" <oliver.henrichsen@...> wrote:

The triatic stay is used by the SSB ICOM M802 radio to receive DSC emergency trafic. Its only receiving on this antenna.

The M802 needs 2 antennas. For regular transmissions it uses a backstay or the whip antenna. 

If you do not connect the second antenna you will not hear "nearby" stations in distress.

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020, 16:35 Arno Luijten < arno.luijten@...> wrote:
Yeah, Luna has the weatherfax as well. So I'm guessing there is a antenna cable between the nav-station and the mizzen mast. Although the reception of this thing seems quite sketchy. The pictures I get from it are very hard to make sense of.


Arno Luijten
SV Luna,



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