Is there a way to measure the strength of a radio
signal to determine if it is strong enough to allow a Pactor modem
My friends are crusing in the western Caribbean
and are interested in getting a Pactor
so they can do email
and get weather
They are on a trawler
and don't have a good antenna
system. I think its a short whip. Their HF transceiver is an ICOM
They wonder if they buy a Pactor will it work with their current
setup or will they have to change the antenna/ground to get a stronger signal.
If they tune to a signal that they'd use for email
, would the S-meter reading show whether the reception
is good enough for a Pactor to work? Or is there another way to determineif it will work before I carry one down to them?