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Old 05-02-2007, 13:29   #1
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I am thinking of purchasing a used ICOM 700 complete with tuner and antenna and would like to get some advise on the questions I need to ask, prices etc? It will be installed on a Bavaria 37. Can any member help me?
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There are four M700s on eBay right now.

Can you explain just a bit more about "questions"???

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Keep in mind the the M700 (non-pro model) is not "reliably" capable of email operation. If you plan on using email, you would want at least the M700PRO model.
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Thanks for your responses. In terms of questions, one of them was, is the 700 email capable and it seems from 'Radio University' that the "pro" model is. What about HAM capable? As you can tell I'm new to this and am not sure of the questions I need to ask. Will I need other materials to make this work - grounding plates etc. or can I use the ground through the keel bolts? Are there any recommended sites to help a novice through the wonderful world of SSB? Thanks, Terry
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Go to my website and download the M802 DIY Kit document. It lists part numbers and suppliers. It is located in the BLOG section.
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Thanks James. Excellent information.
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No problem. If you have other questions, you can call me on the 800#. We are still offering free technical support. if I don't answer, you may need to leave a message and I will call you back. (I do have a day job)
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Commercial SSB and HAM SSB tranceivers

ALthough the M700 will work on the HAM bands it is sometimes a bother when attempting to chase others around the band as they go off to another frequency. With the HAM SSB one merely has to turn the dial and "dial in" someone already calling or talking. With the M700 (and other commercial rigs) one must tediously enter the exact frequency that is sufficiently close to where the other(s) are and then use the "clairifier" to zero it in exactly. Even then you might be off to the other(s) who think that you have failed to zero in on them and it is a bother to them.

Keep in mind that many HAM SSB rigs do not have the frequency stability that the M700 (and other commercial rigs) have so when they go to a freq. it might be off a few hundred Hz. whereas you might be less than 10 Hz. off. Being able to dial in the freq quickly solves the "funny sounding voice" problem.
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With the HAM SSB one merely has to turn the dial and "dial in" someone already calling or talking. With the M700 (and other commercial rigs) one must tediously enter the exact frequency that is sufficiently close to where the other(s) are and then use the "clairifier" to zero it in exactly. Even then you might be off to the other(s) who think that you have failed to zero in on them and it is a bother to them.
This is not the case with the ICOM M802 and the SEA 235. The M802 has a fully functional VFO with dial. The 235 has fully functional VFO with up and down arrows.
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