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Old 23-03-2012, 19:27   #31
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Re: S/V Far Star Overdue

deckofficer, i do believe you know way lot more than me when it comes to radio. i am just an end user. plug it in and turn it on. that's about it. i did string an oak tree with lots of copper wire and wrapped a toilet paper cardboard tube with more copper. took a steel ball and some other odds and ends and wound up with a radio. it worked. not well, but back in 1952 it was magic. now about that lightening storm....then i got a zenith worldwide. no more melted copper and fried window sills.

btw an acquaintance has a seatel system that she claims can be used anywhere she sails. internet, tv, radio comm, etc. far cry from an old insulated backstay and a ssb radio(marine, thank you). but that rig worked for me most of the time(60%). my how things keep changing.
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Old 23-03-2012, 19:49   #32
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......... as SSB is the type of emission used for both marine HF and HAM HF, we just use the upper sideband whereas marine uses lower.......
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atoll, I never argue with the good folks here on CF about rigging, sails, anti-fouling, and many other cruiser subjects, I wonder why the same consideration can't be extended to me concerning aspects of Unlimited Tonnage, radios, and systems?
DO, you might like to re-consider which sideband is used for marine HF radio.
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That, and sometimes the adding or removal of a diode. atoll has been around for awhile, he knows what he speaks of.

atoll, I never argue with the good folks here on CF about rigging, sails, anti-fouling, and many other cruiser subjects, I wonder why the same consideration can't be extended to me concerning aspects of Unlimited Tonnage, radios, and systems?
as seafarers i and i'm sure a lot of other cf members value your posts on the forum,keep em coming.

and i'm sure the other member has lots to offer as well,but going out and buying a seatell unit or immarsat is not in the majority of most cruisers budget!
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DO, you might like to re-consider which sideband is used for marine HF radio.
Wot, you got me, what was I thinking??? Ham LSB 160 ~ 40, USB 20 ~ 15
Marine USB,,,,,, remove foot from mouth.
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Wot, you got me, what was I thinking??? Ham LSB 160 ~ 40, USB 20 ~ 15
Marine USB,,,,,, remove foot from mouth.
No worries mate, I often, err, sometimes suffer from the same affliction.
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It's an age thing.
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funny about age, i'm trying to downsize boats to prepare for old age but "old age" seems to be a moving target. maybe in another 20 years....
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"old age" seems to be a moving target.

There is a lot of truth in that
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