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Old 16-10-2017, 23:38   #1
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Ssb email connections

I have a ICOM 802 ssb
I have used it effectively on the Caribbean 1500
I am now in the Indian Ocean. I am not able to connect to a station to do email. I am using Winlink
I am checking propagation tables and trying those with 80% or greater.
I have noticed that SWR flashes when I am trying to connect
I am thinking I need to check my antenna connections, and grounding connections.
Does anyone have further advice for me.
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Re: Ssb email connections

Hi Bob,

Certainly check all your connections, especially GTO-15 to backstay. People persist in using hose clamps for that which is just plain wrong.
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Re: Ssb email connections

what winlink stations are you trying reach?
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Connection to backstay is interesting. Should it be connected to the terminal or the wire?
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Re: Ssb email connections

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Hi Bob,

Certainly check all your connections, especially GTO-15 to backstay. People persist in using hose clamps for that which is just plain wrong.
What should you use?
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