I have just installed an ICOM
in my boat and it seems to work fine....but...some other equipment
in the boat is maybe not so happy.
When I transmit on the ssb
, the LED lights
in the saloon
or in one of the cabins come on.
I'd appreciate any comments on whether this is normal or if it's something that I need to fix (and if so, how?).
I did the ssb installation
exactly as ICOM
recommend....Cu foil from a separate ssb ground to the antenna
tuner and to the tansceiver unit.
My only deviation from what ICOM say in their installation
instructions is that they say the "case" of all boat instruments (eg wind
, chart plotter, radar) should be connected to a single
point at the nav station and from there via Cu foil to the common ssb ground. I haven't done this because my instruments (Raymarine) don't seem to have a "case ground" connection point, and they seem to have plastic cases anyway. I think the radar
dome has a separate case ground but that's the only one I've been able to find
I'd appreciate any comments on whether I should be doing something different with the grounding of this installation.