Originally Posted by PCP
20 mi is what? Not Nm? a VHF has a bigger range.
I know it is well over the horizon; my Navy training said that the horizon is 9 mi away if you are six feet off the water. My antenna is 33 feet off the water.
I took a stab at 20 miles; how far off am I?
I'm still thinking, but leaning now toward having her buy me a new VHF w/ DSC and I meet her halfway toward a chartplotter to interface with it.
I love watching things interface.
Thanks again to all for the lively discussion.