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Old 06-30-2018, 06:03 PM   #1
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What is the antenna on the right for?

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Old 06-30-2018, 06:29 PM   #2
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Wi-Fi or Cellular likely.
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+1 on the wifi/cell guess.

What's the other end of the wire connected to??
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Old 06-30-2018, 07:10 PM   #4
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We donít know yet. Havenít taken possession of the boat yet and the broker doesnít know what itís for either.
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Old 06-30-2018, 08:29 PM   #6
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It looks like an old helical gps antenna like simrad and Magellan used to use or an old loran antenna with the whip removed.
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If the boat has AIS it needs a VHF antennae to receive other boat's information - could be that?
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Wi-Fi or Cellular likely.
X2. Best guess WiFi
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Looks like my sat radio antenna.
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If the boat has AIS it needs a VHF antennae to receive other boat's information - could be that?
Not likely.
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I vote for Loran.
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Its now yellow, so whatever it was it's likely obsolete now. Total guess at cell phone service.
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After I purchasing my 44' trawler, I asked for all paperwork and available history, The last owners name and address, phone were there I called him and he was very pleased to give my info.
Try that,
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What does the label say?
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What is the antenna on the right for?

Itís not likely Loran unless itís older than 1990. Many of the commercial fishing vessels I chartered had it but no one really kept it up after 1990, perhaps earlier. I have no idea what the antennae looked like. Loran was never intended for, or that useful in inland waters, due to the effect of islands and mainland features. For example, I remember a discussion way back in the day with one of my fisherman if they could get occasional loran fixes off the Fraser River in the Strait of Georgia and I was told it wasnít useful in that area. It was mostly employed by the off-shore fleet, west coast trollers and trawlers. For example they would mention that they were on or liked a tack on the XX,XXX line.
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Right now weíre guessing it might be Sirius XM. The boat is a 2006.
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I withdraw my vote.
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I think the manufacturer was Terk, newer models have a different design.
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