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Old 20-05-2011, 18:03   #16
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To date I have found this vendors site very useful. If I was in America I would have no hesitation ordering from them

Universal Radio shortwave, amateur, scanner and CB radio since 1942

Years back there used to be a shop of a similar name in Newcastle. Unfortunately they are now closed are there dose not seem to be any similar shops around. Maybe it is a sign of the times with everyone relying on the net and mobile or even sat phone networks?

Regardless, I really think there is still a place for having a good receiver. For instance, in the Queensland cyclone some stations were dedicated to emergency broadcasting.
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Old 20-05-2011, 19:42   #17
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Re: am/fm Radio

Just get one of these splitters and install it between your main VHF radio antenna

VHF / Stereo Switch

Used it on my last three sail boats and it works great.

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Can anyone help with info in regards to music am/fm radio for boat
What kind of aerial/antenna I will need please for example
off shore and still being able to listen to the radio
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Old 21-05-2011, 19:27   #19
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Re: AM / FM Radio

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To save any more procrastination I purchased the TECSUN PL-660 PLL AIR/FM/MW/LW/SW SSB SYNC PL660 RADIO from the same vendour,



TECSUN PL-660 PLL AIR/FM/MW/LW/SW SSB SYNC PL660 RADIO (eBay item 220703798002 end time 28-May-11 20:26:18 AEST) : Consumer Electronics



With postage it cost a little over $100 AUS. From all the reviews I read online it is worth the money. It is also a nice compact model that will fit easy into a corner until use.



When I get the VHF/AM-FM splitter I intend again spitting the am/fm side so I can install an ariel jack on my navigation panel. What I probably also should do is run a input jack to my CD radio’s audio input so I can listen over the boats stereo speakers from the compact radios earphone jack. With FM this output is in stereo. Hopefully I will be enjoying good music well offshore.



I was thinking of doing the same so I could use the input to the CD radio to plug in my laptops audio so I could have better sound watching movies. In all it is a pretty basic and budget project that should give me a lot of enjoyment and utility.

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Thumbs up VHF -AM/FM Splitter

I got the Shakespeare VHF – AM/FM splitter today; very quickly delivered through Hodges Marine USA. It was easy to install. Beforehand I had no chance of getting AM reception at the wharf I am at. All that came through was interference like squelch. I am now sitting here clearly listening to ABC AM National quite clearly with just the odd background noise. I note the weather is horrid!

Well there you go; the splitters obviously work. Now all I need to do is finish my mini refit and get to sea. It will be interesting to see how far offshore I will get clear AM/FM.

Hopefully in a week or so I will have my world band radio set which I will configure an aerial plug for. When I do I will report the results.
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