I have had problems with the radio in my hewes since I purchased it new. I took it back to the dealer and had them put a new cable on the antenna because the old cable was cut and was only about 3 feet long. That seemed to help a little but not much. I don't know whether the cable leads and antenna in a marine power boat application requires tuning but I am going to do a little research on the topic with my good friend mr. google.
Now the antennae is broken where the fiberglass meets the metal (I left it up while towing one time which may have done that so I am going to replace it on my own).
What db antennae are you guys using? 3db, 6db, 9db ? What brands seem to hold up the best?
I am kind of leaning towards a shakespear 6db model mariner 8900 - they seem a little spendy but I am tired of not having good radio reception.
I was out by Aialik (seward - seal rocks actually) last weekend and could not get the weather station.....once I get past port wells out of whittier I get no radio weather station either.