Company kudos - Metz Communications - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 08-23-2010 Thread Starter
Large Member
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,000
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
Thumbs up Company kudos - Metz Communications

You hear a lot about negative business experiences today but I wanted to give a positive report to Metz Communications (Antennae manufacturer) Metz Communication Products Page They make a variety of antennae's including marine VHF.

When I bought my boat (used) five years ago it came with a Metz antennae. Since the boat is a 1992, as far as I know, the antennae could be 18 years old.

The top of the unit has a plastic top to seal it from salt water intrusion. Mine had cracked from UV rays. I was about to buy another one, when I decided to call Metz to see the the top cover was replaceable. The gentleman I spoke to was very helpful and answered my questions in an unhurried way. He said for me to send him the antennae and they would take a look at it. They would also check it for output etc. He then said they would repair it or replace it depending what they found. He mentioned they have a lifetime warranty. I never asked for him to do anything special, just if it was repairable.

About a week after I sent it, UPS showed up with a brand new unit.

Great company and according to their website:
"U.S. Coast Guard uses the Metz Manta 6 antenna exclusively"

mdbee is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 08-25-2010
Telstar 28
sailingdog's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 16
Metz makes some of the best antennas IMHO. I have a Metz 3' 3dB metal whip for my secondary/backup VHF antenna.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome