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Old 05-05-2007, 02:44   #1
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info' about antenna

Hello!

My antenna broke down (Orbit 7108) and i need to replace it with a new one.
In general, I was highly satisfied with Orbit's service and features, but since we're talking about investing approx. 80-100K US$ I consider replacing the lot and get a whole new set.

Thus, if there is a model (/company) you use and can recommend I would be more than glad to hear about it.
The only other company I have heard of is SeaTel (and Orbit). If you are aware of other alternatives (heard of Thrane???) please let me know.

ThanX in advance,

Edward
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Old 05-05-2007, 03:24   #2
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Not many of us would have any experience with a 2,500 lb (98" dia.) antenna.
http://www.orbit-marine.com/objects/AL-7108.pdf
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Old 05-05-2007, 05:19   #3
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No, don't have one of them antennas on my boat, but looking into it....
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I don't have one on my boat either but I'd like to have the money to have a boat large enough to put one on. Then I'd go a bit smaller with trac III and a sat phone.

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Had mine blow off the masthead in the last thunderstorm so I can't help either.
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That's one hell of an antenna. I'm still debating about whether or not to get anything more than a VHF. :-)
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Old 06-05-2007, 01:00   #7
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Thank you all for helping,
I think I slipped a piece of information...
The antenna is for my privately owned 4,800 TEU Panamax Containership.
Does anyone have any experiance with Seatel 6006 (or 4006)?
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I have shares in Port of Lyttleton and South Port. Bring it there and help my divvies please.
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