ADVANCE PATROL BOAT
The HMAS Advance is an "Attack" class patrol boat, used by the Australian Navy for coastal patrol and protection. This ship was used for the ABC television series "Patrol Boat". The Advance is now a musem ship and moored in Sydney Harbour. A friend had a 696 radio and needed the cabling details for it, so I obtained permission, and crawaled around on the floor of the radio room in the gloom of a hot summers day with the ship rolling in a small swell, and etablished the connections of the cables using a scrap of paper a pencil and a torch. The sloppy drawing is here and some photos of the Advances antennas, and tiny radio room interior.
Advance front (150k)
Advance side (117k)
mooring (137k)
front antenna (46k)
front antenna view (39k)
main antenna (82k)
rear antenna (77k)
rear antenna view (85k)
radio room door (72k)
radio room door detail (135k)
radio room back (132k)
radio room RA217 HF receiver (140k)
radio room RF301 HF transceiver (146k)
radio room 696 VHF transceiver (190k)
radio room floor (68k)
radio room floor contents (72k)
radio room left hand side (99k)
radio room left hand side near door (128k)
radio room left hand side near back (154k)
radio room left hand side mid (145k)
radio room left hand side upper (136k)
radio room left hand side roof (159k)
radio room right hand side low (189k)
radio room right hand side mid (128k)
radio room right hand side aerial (147k)
radio room right hand side upper (191k)
radio room right hand side roof (142k)
696 cabling (1110k)
696 dogbone (807k)