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Old 23-11-2020, 10:02   #1
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VHF problems

Hi there, I was wondering if someone could help me on this topic.
Last august/september 2020 we took our SV from Corfu to Catania, Sicily and then from Sicily to Cagliari Sardegna. I subscribed with PredictWind for the weather and passage planning and off we went. The weather forecast was correct for the first 24 hours but after that we were caught up in a couple of unpleasant gales (of course always at night time!!)

we lost Internet signal pretty much at the beginning of the second day of each passage and our only source of info was the Vhf announcing on Channel 16 the time of the new weather forecast and the channels to switch our radio to.
Every time we tried to redirect to the channels mentioned we couldn't hear a thing(even if i switched on HI) so we carry on sailing keeping our bearings without any updated weather information. I would like to know where to start looking to correct this problem. Is it my Vhf antenna? what is the best/low budget correction I can apply to my navigational instruments to be able to follow the weather forecast updates.
thanks for your help ,
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Old 24-11-2020, 11:03   #2
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Re: VHF problems

Have you tried switching feom US to International frequency settings?
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