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Old 09-14-2019, 06:45 PM   #2
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We were bring a previous boat down the west coast and one of the guys crewing for me was a ham radio operator. He brought a radio and antenna and installed it on the boat. He did make a few contacts during the trip but it really wasnít that reliable and it was spotty getting contact. Now maybe it was the temporary installation or maybe just no one on the air to talk to, but it wasnít that practical in my opinion. Although he is a very experienced ham operator so I assume he knew what he was doing. We looked at a 44 Gulfstar that the PO had made the forward head into a radio shack. The boat looked like a porcupine with all the antennas on it. He pretty much destroyed the resale value because nobody wanted a radio shack instead of the 2nd head.
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