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Old 04-03-2014, 12:49   #16
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Re: can't get any sound out of SSB

Hey, no worries!!!
Haven't we all done some dumb things??

As for the "motor boating" sound...
Originally Posted by shantycrew View Post
I have tried to get it working today and although we have what looks like a signal all i'm getting is a motor boating sound from the speaker. Will check out your videos John
First off, please verify WHERE you are actually at...
Dominican Republic, I assume???

And, let me know if you are at anchor away from shore by at least 1/4 - 1/2 mile....or are you closer??
Or are you at a dock, marina, yacht club, boat yard, private dock, near houses/apts/businesses/industry/etc.
(give as much detail as you can!!!)

Secondly, please understand that truly immense amount of "radio noise" (RFI) that is generated these days by all sorts of crap, some on-board many boats and some on-land....(I'll go into MUCH more detail later, but just a few things are battery chargers, solar charge controllers, inverters, wall-wart chargers, digital clocks, fans, pumps, refrigerators, etc. etc...)

If you confirm exactly WHERE you are located and explain where/how you are anchored/docked, etc. I can give you many helpful details, but until then I'm waiting...
BTW, video #9 shows some RFI...but it's not a definitive video, as I don't really have RFI issues on-board to show..

fair winds..

s/v Annie Laurie

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