Shekinah’s Electronics


The electronics systems on Shekinah are those systems that provide for navigation, communications and ship’s situation.

Navigation includes;

  • The Primary GPS – Garmin GPS 128. This is our main standalone GPS. We have also set this up with a ‘D’ sub connector which then communicates with electronic charts in our laptop computer. The Garmin also provides a variable anchor alarm and ‘man overboard’ position indicator via a button at the steering station.
  • Philips ‘ap Navigator GPS’ is a spare.
  • Raymarine
    • ST4000 wheel autopilot (seatalk and nmea capable)
    • ST60 Tridata (speed/depth/log)
    • ST60 Wind Indicator.
  • Furuno 16 mile radar with guard zone.
  • Electronic hand bearing compass


Communications Includes;

  • Top of the range Codan HF radio  with HF Modem – this unit allows for International phone connect through the handset, scanning of multiple  groups of frequencies, sending and receiving of emails and many other special features as demanded by world military organisations. Codan is the recognised ‘Rolls Royce’ of communications.

The system is complete with ‘E’ plate and aerial built in to the port mast back stay.

  • Fixed VHF installation (GME Electrophone GX552A) plus a waterproof hand held VHF for when crew goes ashore (Garmin submersible VHF 725e).
  • Fixed 27 Mhz. radio (GME Electrophone GX287A). For possible communication with small club sailing events.
  • Shore side phone system with 2 fixed phones in the galley and the bridge deck cabin. Includes all cables to connect to a marina phone system.


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