A few more pictures from one of the recently completed projects: Radio with DSC and GPS.
First a nice uncluttered ceiling photo.
The radio was bought used and without the regular mount, which was fine since I didn't like the radio being on the ceiling of the cabin anyhow.
Taking inspiration from SV Eastwind's FM radio installation, I decided to install the radio near the tabletop in a box glassed to the hull/deck.
Then run the wiring. This grey wire is the bundle for the new mast lighting. Up in the top you can just barely see the deck fitting for the antenna cable.
Perhaps overly strong for the application
This was a early spring project so the boat was still covered for the winter snow and rain.
Lots of wiring ended up in this bundle, which will eventually be hidden more or less by curtains and shelving.
Using DSC to call SV Eastwind. Don't mind the wire-nuts (thats a lighting project)
It looks like it works in this photo, but when tested with a meter, we found something was stealing all our magic powers.
Turns out it was these cheapo 90 degree connectors. Swap them out and presto the whole system works like a champ.
Yesterday we were using it to listen to the "local" coastguard station some 20 miles away.
Also installed a RAM MIC in the cockpit, so we don't have to dive headfirst into the cabin to answer the radio each time. This is installed on the port side, next to the PLastimo Commander Compass.
All this is supplemented by two handheld radios so we can move about the boat or do more complex tasks while single handed.