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Forum: General Sailing Forum 16-05-2020, 15:36
Replies: 55
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Posted By dannc
Re: SSB Radio at home?

Thank you for every one who has answered my questions.

Before I asked my questions, I was researching portable radios and I am still leaning on getting one. The RTL-SDR device is cheap enough to...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-05-2020, 07:09
Replies: 55
Views: 4,470
Posted By dannc
Re: SSB Radio at home?

Yeppers, I know the antenna is key, and one reason I have not jumped into HAM.

Ironically, we have a private location, nobody can see the house, we are at the top of a hill, and have plenty of...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-05-2020, 07:00
Replies: 55
Views: 4,470
Posted By dannc
Re: SSB Radio at home?

That is very interesting.

The smaller radios that run off of batteries are interesting since we could use the radio in a power outage. The computer, not so much. But, the RTL-SDR looks so much...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-05-2020, 14:15
Replies: 55
Views: 4,470
Posted By dannc
Re: SSB Radio at home?

Thanks, that was the radio I was investigating. For the price, it is interesting. I have and idea on where I would like to put the radio, but unfortunately, the route for the antennae might not be...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-05-2020, 10:41
Replies: 55
Views: 4,470
Posted By dannc
Re: SSB Radio at home?

This discussion has had me thinking. This is dangerous. :whistling::biggrin:

I have held off taking the HAM class(es) and getting the license(s) because we are no where close to going cruising,...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 30-04-2020, 09:09
Replies: 55
Views: 4,470
Posted By dannc
Re: SSB Radio at home?

What KP44 said. I don't have my license but I have looked at the requirements and it does not seem difficult. The big hurdle used to be the morse code requirement which is gone. Knowing the theory...
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