I'm trying to figure out what radio
to buy - I'm heading off to who knows where - probably Mexico
for a stater. I need long range com's. That means ssb
or ham. I dont care about talking on it - just listening for weather
use only. I dont want to spend a fortune doing it either. I jabber on a vhf
and cb when I'm in range of who I want to talk to and have gotten along fine without long range radio
ever since they outlawed AM sets.
I can buy an icom
725 ham radio w/tuner for $450. I can also buy an icom m700
w/tuner for $250. Or, an icom m700pro w/at 130 tuner for a grand.
Question is - does the ham radio have marine
I'll more than likely get my ham licence again just for the hell of it. When I was as kid I used to hammer away at it pretty good.
Anyway, I'd like to have it all, but don't have the $$$ to buy am IC-802, tuner, modem
, etc, etc. just to drive myself nuts listening to the radio - I'd rather invest in a new Zodiak - if you catch my drift!
So, what would YOU do????