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Old 20-06-2010, 10:56   #1
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Icom 718 - Pactor Modem Compatability

Hello. I have an icom 710 with a pactor modem. Since I have my licence I was wanting to change to an icom 718. I was wondering if the 718 is compatable with the pactor modem and if is easy to connect the two. Is this a wise move? Any other ideas on a non channelized icom and pactor. Thanks chris
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Old 20-06-2010, 11:13   #2
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Yes, the 718 works well with Pactor modems. You can buy connecting cables ready made.

However, the 710 is a great radio and works very well with Pactor modems. Why do you want to change? It also works well on the ham bands (I assume that's what "I have my license" means).

Unless you're a ham who likes to cruise the bands frequently, I'd stick with the M10. If it's just Pactor email and maybe some net participation you do -- like most cruisers -- stay with the M710. You can program in all the desired frequencies.

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Thanks Bill, I do not cruise the ham bands but will mostly hit the nets and use the pactor. I have a ham friend who thinks this the way to go. I have no experience but have my extra licence. What makes the m710 so desireable? Thanks chris
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Rock solid...one of the heaviest built marine radios. Type-accepted for marine use. Can be used on both marine and ham bands (legally, provided you have the licenses required). Does email very well at full power. Great audio..both receive and transmit (noticeably better than many ham radios). A $1,500 radio vs. a $500 radio from the same manufacturer.

No contest. For what you say you wanna do, keep the M710.

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Thanks Bill, ThAt is A big help. I will keep the 710 esp since it is set up reAdy to go. Thanks again chris v. KJ4IJQ
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Thanks Bill, ThAt is A big help. I will keep the 710 esp since it is set up reAdy to go. Thanks again chris v. KJ4IJQ
You're welcome, Chris.

When you get a chance, check into the WaterWay Net. Daily @ 0745 EDT on 7268 kHz LSB. You'll want to plug that freq into one of your memories.

WX for first 15 mins, then general checkins. Position reports beginning at 0815. I'm Net Control on Mondays...will listen for you.

Cruizheimers Net begins at 0830 EDT on 8152 USB.

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I stArt cruising jan 1st . Just getting the boat reAdy to go I look forward to the morning net and thanks for the valuable service. C chris
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