Originally Posted by cvondo
Hello. I have an icom 710 with a pactor modem. Since I have my licence I was wanting to change to an icom 718. I was wondering if the 718 is compatable with the pactor modem and if is easy to connect the two. Is this a wise move? Any other ideas on a non channelized icom and pactor. Thanks chris
If you are cruising you will want to tune the short wave bands for Radio Australia
, Radio New Zealand
, and Radio Canada
for entertainment, music
, DRM, quiz shows, dramas, latest news, etc. The 718 allows you to turn dial and browse the frequencies. It also has many,many memory channels that you can set to net frequencies, pactor frequencies, etc or just tune to the proper frequency. The MARINE radios do not allow you to tune across the bands but use discrete channels instead....for my opinion, not handy.
I used the 718 for almost 20 years cruising the south pacific
and now use it ashore for shortwave, nets, ham radio, and pactor. And consider the over $1000 price
difference between the two. For me there is no choice, and oh yes, I have a K3 right next to the 718....I use the 718 most of the time for voice, pactor, and CW,.