After reading several reviews
and comparisons, I bought a Sony SSB
(the model designated as ISFS7600G) to receive weather
and other marine-related broadcasts while offshore
. I also want to connect it to my Mac laptop
running "Multimode" software
to decode weather
fax and texts.
But there is a big problem. I cannot receive ANY SSB
signals. The thing just does not receive. Once in a while I seem to be receiving data signals, though very poorly. But that's about it. I tune into the nets at the times listed on line, but all I get is static. I even connected the wire antenna
and stretched it out over my boat. Still nothing.
And to make matters even worse, when I turn on the computer the RF it generates interferes with the radio
My questions are to anyone who has experience with this radio
. Is this normal for this radio? Does it really NEED a powered antenna
to work right? Is it just ...broken, right out of the box? I need a basis for comparison. So if anyone has some experience/knowledge of this unit, please share it.