Originally Posted by ka4wja
If you could let us know what your exact application is...
--where you are located...
--where you will be sailing, etc...
--what your electronics
knowledge is, what your communications
--whether you will be doing the installation
--as well as your budget
And we could probably get you pointed in the right direction....
Without any of that, I'm not sure what / who to recommend, nor where to send you....
You will find some used M-802's for about $1000 USD (without the AT-140 tuner), or up to $1500 (with the AT-140 tuner, etc.)....and you can also find some older (non-HF-DSC) Marine
radios (such as the Icom
M-700Pro or M-710) in the $500 - $700 range...
Please answer all the above, and we'll point you in the right direction...
I have a 35 foot cutter
and wish to spend long periods of time starting this November in the outer islands of the Bahamas
And God willing through the Panama Canal
When I was younger I sailed a 60 foot gaff-rigged cutter
. In those days our technology was the sextant
, and the only electronics, a depth
finder. I spent most of my time in Melanesia and retreated each year to Australia
Being mildly dyslexic there was no hope that I could pass the Morse code,So I didn't even have an amateur radio
Since I was born on Pearl Harbor day, I feel that reliable communication is a must.
Although cost is not the first consideration, I wonder how I could test the reliability
of a second-hand model. Likewise I have no idea where to find a secondhand SSB except perhaps on this forum.