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Old 20-02-2016, 03:00   #16
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Re: Convert Icom 718 to SSB

So I made the right choice getting a used Icom HF710 and 120 Tuner then great info thanks
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Re: Convert Icom 718 to SSB

Can someone please tell me how to clip the diode on a icom 718 for marine ssb.

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Can someone please tell me how to clip the diode on a icom 718 for marine ssb.

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Re: Convert Icom 718 to SSB

Here you go mods.dk - Articles for Icom 'IC-718'

Bottom mod.. 23 Dec 2000 IC-718 TX 1.8 - 30 MHz

Do that and you will be able to use your 718 on the marine bands in an emergency.
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Here you go mods.dk - Articles for Icom 'IC-718'

Bottom mod.. 23 Dec 2000IC-718 TX 1.8 - 30 MHz

Do that and you will be able to use your 718 on the marine bands in an emergency.
Note that the 718 (at least the one I have) will drol tx power if voltage is below 13.8 volts. That means you need engine on or some nifty gadget somewhere.

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Re: Convert Icom 718 to SSB

We used our 718 (clipped) for almost 6 years with the A4 tuner and a pactor modem. No problems. No salt air issues, no low voltage issues. Was a great set up across the Pacific. We both had our HAM licenses and used winlink for free email and weather for those years (not sailmail).
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