Well I hate admitting to being had but, well I've been had!
After many trials and tribulations I bought and assembled all my bits into my boats new SSB
configuration. It has taken awhile, first the M710, then the 130 tuner, then the cables
and Kiss and antenna
and well you know.
So anyhow I bought the M710 on Ebay from a "marine dealer" as used but working. It is not and never will without significant rebuild
. Icom Canada
just phoned me that told me that unfortunately it showed all the signs of a set that had been hit by lightening!
So I am $500 in the hole plus the Icom
bill. But what I can't get over is the blatant dishonestly of some people! Sorry I could not do that to anyone.
I feel like I should go and drown my sorrows, but I can not afford it!LOL
To all those that tried to help me buy the right stuff, and persevered when I did the install and could not get it working thank you. At least now I feel less of a dork for not getting it to work!