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Old 15-10-2013, 07:36   #1
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This old SSB radio came off a boat I restored a number of years ago it worked when it was removed and has Ben in my home ever since .

I have no idea of its value it's a

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Hi Huckins

I believe the 702A was a Ham as opposed to a marine certified SSB. Should receive all bands and I think it can be "opened" to transmit on marine bands as well. However I don't believe that is strictly legal nor sure if it is recommended since marine bands require tighter specs than are allowed on Ham bands.

Still should be an excellent radio if in good condition. You will probably get a better idea from the experts on the forum but I would think it could be worth up to a few hundred or so if working properly.
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Hi Huckins

I believe the 702A was a Ham as opposed to a marine certified SSB. Should receive all bands and I think it can be "opened" to transmit on marine bands as well. However I don't believe that is strictly legal nor sure if it is recommended since marine bands require tighter specs than are allowed on Ham bands.

Still should be an excellent radio if in good condition. You will probably get a better idea from the experts on the forum but I would think it could be worth up to a few hundred or so if working properly.
Thanks skip Mac

Appreciate the response and the info on this unit . Would be interested to know more about it and its value .it did work when it was removed from the boat and has been stored ever since .
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Thanks skip Mac

Appreciate the response and the info on this unit . Would be interested to know more about it and its value .it did work when it was removed from the boat and has been stored ever since .
I looked on eBay and saw several sold recently. Most around $250 advertised as perfect working condition to as low as $150-$160.
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There have been a few sold on ebay, in similar condition, for approx. $150.
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Thanks everyone for the responses .if anybody is interested in it for a lot. Cheaper than ebay let me know ??

Will trade for sailing books or similar
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Re: SSB radio

Huckins,

All you wanted to know about the 720A -- and more!

ICOM IC-720A Product Reviews

You can also find the Instruction Manual and the Service Manual online....Google is your friend :-)

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Sold as of last night thanks all
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