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Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-05-2020, 05:19
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Posted By Auspicious
Re: SSB Radio at home?

Drilled through. Sensitivity and selectivity are not discussed or listed anywhere. NF not great at HF.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 20-05-2020, 01:07
Replies: 55
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Posted By Auspicious
Re: SSB Radio at home?

Selectivity and sensitivity numbers for Tecsun PL-880:

Sensitivity SSB (S / N = 10dB) < 3 μV

Selectivity SW > 40 dB ( 5kHz)

S/N Ratio (SNR) SW > 45dB

I've only reported the numbers...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 19-05-2020, 05:43
Replies: 55
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Posted By Auspicious
Re: SSB Radio at home?

RTL-SDR is what I have. It is HF without an upconverter. When I switch back and forth between the SDR and my PL-880 the weather fax is clearer.

The PL-880 cost about $135 from--I think--Universal...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 18-05-2020, 15:20
Replies: 55
Views: 4,470
Posted By Auspicious
Re: SSB Radio at home?

That's what I have. As I said, it functions but selectivity and sensitivity fall short. I have to lug my kit from boat to boat. I'd use an SDR dongle if it measured up.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-05-2020, 07:23
Replies: 55
Views: 4,470
Posted By Auspicious
Re: SSB Radio at home?

I have one. It functions. Not a very good radio.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-05-2020, 10:04
Replies: 55
Views: 4,470
Posted By Auspicious
Re: SSB Radio at home?

I suggest you open a thread here under Marine Electronics. Then you'll have a fleet of Elmers instead of one. I'll certainly be happy to help. Ham radio specific fora that occur to me are QRZ.com and...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 05-05-2020, 14:40
Replies: 55
Views: 4,470
Posted By Auspicious
Re: SSB Radio at home?

I know that radio. I can see mine from here. *grin* I use the PL-880 in my delivery go-kit for weather fax reception. Works fine. Good receiver, decent filters. Charges off 5V USB which is very...
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