Re: VHF antennas

Doug Smith

I’m curious about how to use the weather fax receiver.  Does anyone have experience with this device?

Thanks, Doug Smith

Amel 54-113, Aventura
White Point Marina, Kinsale VA USA

On Jun 18, 2021, at 2:54 PM, Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:


I believe the stubbier antenna is for the fax receiver (furuno fax30):


On 17 Jun 2021, at 19:38, ngtnewington Newington via <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

I have now found the antenna cable end; it was connected to my ICOM SSB, I guess the DSC receiving, anyhow I have put it on my new AIS and all works.

There is one more stubby antenna on top the mizzen?
 Anyone know what that one is?

Amelia AML54-019 Leros

On 17 Jun 2021, at 22:48, NICK NEWINGTON <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

Hey Mark,
That would have been Jonathan.
We had a great passage to the Azores.
Yes it is a small world. I am nostalgic just thinking about all the  ocean  passages. Some easy and others not so, but  every one of them left me feeling fulfilled and perhaps thinking that the world is actually quite large, at least from the deck of a small boat.

SY Amelia 

On 17 Jun 2021, at 19:23, Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:


On the Super Maramu there is a removable panel in the aft head on the upper, inboard side of the forward bulkhead that give us access to the cables coming down the Mizzen mast including the AIS Antenna, Radar, Weather Fax, and Cockpit Light.  I don't know if it is the same on the 54.

I think I met your mate Kevin(?)  a few weeks back at Herrington Harbor North Marina in Deale, Maryland USA.  It's about 20 miles south of Annapolis.  He says he helped you sail Amelia across the Atlantic.  What a small world we live in!

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

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