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Old 16-02-2011, 08:39   #1
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Looking for Help About Navtex Installation

Have just bought myself a Navtex and was wondering about antenna placement. I really don't want the ugly antenna on deck and it only comes with 7m of coaxial cable, so the mast is out too.

I was wondering if anyone has experience of how the reception would be, if I just mounted the antenna inside the boat. It is going into a plastic bath tub not a steel or aluminium hull.


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Old 16-02-2011, 08:57   #2
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GPS antenna under fiberglass


GPS antenna under fiberglass works fine. I did it two years ago with a standard Garmin antenna and it worked great.
I just used 3M ulta two face tape to bond it next to my chart plotter inside the helm fiberglass wiring area.

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Old 16-02-2011, 09:02   #3
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Navtex operates at quite low frequencies. Unlike VHF, height doesn't matter much. Stick it inside, up against the deck. Mine works fine.
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