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Old 16-02-2018, 10:36   #16
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Re: External antenna installation tips

L450, however good location as clear of all ropes. The aerial is essential and my iridium went from about 3 bar strength randomly to solid 5 about 95% of the time with the aerial.
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Old 21-02-2018, 09:59   #17
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Thanks for the photos arsenelupiga, interesting to see how you did the installation ! I will follow this thread for your report on performance of the antenna ...
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Thanks for the photos arsenelupiga, interesting to see how you did the installation ! I will follow this thread for your report on performance of the antenna ...
Happy sailing !
As promised, finally completed setup and here are test results !!

Compare reception using antenna on the roof as per pic I sent (see couple posts earlier), vs having antenna behind nav desk on window shelf like Tuskie.

If anything, performance without antenna was better

This are my results and only couple of attempts. It is possible L 400 has friendly spot so no antenna needed.

Will continue comparing and if no advantage noticed over longer period, will throw antenna away as it interferes with reefing when one takes 2 reefs in one go.
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