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Old 23-10-2010, 09:16   #1
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Just passed Tests of Amateur Radio the Technician and General. Now installing a Kenwood TS-50S, a Automatic-Tuner and Antenna.
Question how/where to get weather info. from the Gulf of Mexico (and Central Amerca coasts in the Caribbean)?????
Planning soon to sail from Texas to Rio Dulce, Guatemala. (Panama).
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Old 23-10-2010, 09:31   #2
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Chris Parker broadcasts on 4.045 USB Monday through Saturday at 6:45 EDT, and also later on 8.137 and 8.104.
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Just passed Tests of Amateur Radio the Technician and General. Now installing a Kenwood TS-50S, a Automatic-Tuner and Antenna.
Question how/where to get weather info. from the Gulf of Mexico (and Central Amerca coasts in the Caribbean)?????
Planning soon to sail from Texas to Rio Dulce, Guatemala. (Panama).

Congradulations on passing the tests! I got my Extra before they started doing away with the 13 and 20wpm code tests. Now I just need to keep up my practice.

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congrats. got my tech and general last month. now working on extra for Nov. wow. this ones hard.
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Congrats on passing the test. The Kenwood is a fine radio. Here's a list of frequencies that will get you started.

MF/HF SSB Frequencies
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Congrats on passing the test. The Kenwood is a fine radio. Here's a list of frequencies that will get you started.

MF/HF SSB Frequencies

I appreciate this link. I've been trying to find something this in depth.
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G'day, Mate. Congrats from down under. If you get a Pactor modem, you can get detailed charts from www.GRIB.US and have free email as well. The modem's a bit pricey, but there aren't a lot of options. Cheers.
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You don't necessarily need the modem. You can use WINMOR (soft modem). No guarantees on speed and reliability. You may need to tweak and play.
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Ted, another list of Cruiser's Nets (times and frequencies) on the World Cruising Wiki for you to keep a note of - HERE.

Enjoy your radio.
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Does anybody know if I can tune an ICOM M600 SSB radio into the Ham frequencies if the appropriate surgery is done? I have not operated for a LONG time. WB1CLM (White Boy One, Caucasian Ladies Man) but have an SSB radio on board, so don't want to replace it if I don't need to.

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The M600 can be modified to transmit on all frequencies and for LSB.

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