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Old 30-10-2017, 13:34   #1
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SSB ICOM-706 marine transceiver

Used IC-706 marine transceiver. Came with our boat and never hooked up.
If not satisfied return within 10 days. I can email pictures but don't know how to download them here.
$500 plus shipping, located in Florida
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Old 31-10-2017, 05:09   #2
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Re: SSB ICOM-706 marine transceiver

Where in Fl? Tuner included? Antenna or ground plane?
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Old 31-10-2017, 05:27   #3
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Re: SSB ICOM-706 marine transceiver

The Icom IC-706 is a HAM radio, NOT a marine radio. It came in at least three versions: the 706, the 706MKII, and the 706MKIIG. These are widely available on the used market.

While these radios can be modified to operate outside the ham bands -- e.g., on the marine bands -- it is illegal to use them to transmit on other than the ham bands.

The only exception is in an extreme (life-threatening) emergency.

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Old 31-10-2017, 06:31   #4
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Re: SSB ICOM-706 marine transceiver

I know the guy I bought the boat from was a ham. If the radio was modified to work on public marine bands I honestly don't know. I think it was because he talked about using it to talk and some sailor nets. I will try and find for sure.
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Old 31-10-2017, 07:02   #5
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Re: SSB ICOM-706 marine transceiver

The radio is in Placida Florida. I have a tuner for sale listed in the classifieds $240 plus shipping.
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Old 31-10-2017, 17:40   #6
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Re: SSB ICOM-706 marine transceiver

contact peter @ luxembergphd@gmail.com will buy
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Old 31-10-2017, 19:53   #7
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Transceiver is still for sale.
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Re: SSB ICOM-706 marine transceiver

Talked today with the previous owner of the transceiver and he couldn't remember if he had it modified to work on marine bands. He thought it had but he wasn't sure. Anyway if it hasn't been done it's pretty easy to do and at a very low cost.
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Transceiver is still for sale. Make an offer.
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Re: SSB ICOM-706 marine transceiver

FWIW, there are many marine nets that operate on the HAM bands. The radio didn't need to be "opened to SSB" to participate in HAM bands. If previous owner was a HAM, he probably didn't operate illegally the radio on the marine SSB frequencies.
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