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Forum: Marine Electronics 26-08-2013, 05:54
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Posted By btrayfors
Re: Marine SSB Radios Used for Ham Radio

Hi, Jan....

The white box is an AM/FM/Cassette stereo system.

The panel on the white starboard is a 30A switch panel for my 2nd 30A shore power line. My air conditioners are connected to...
Forum: Marine Electronics 25-08-2013, 18:33
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Views: 36,881
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Marine SSB Radios Used for Ham Radio

Congratulations to you and to Brian Rain Dog on the new licenses! Welcome to the ham community.

If you do decide to go the 2-radio route -- and I think it's a very good way to go -- let me know...
Forum: Marine Electronics 25-08-2013, 12:38
Replies: 50
Views: 36,881
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Marine SSB Radios Used for Ham Radio

Very nice!

I can understand why you don't want to leave the nav station :-)

Bill
Forum: Marine Electronics 25-08-2013, 06:47
Replies: 50
Views: 36,881
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Marine SSB Radios Used for Ham Radio

Ha! You're right. Same for me, and even my crew sometimes.

On a passage to Maine a few years back one of my crew, Capt. Phil Johnson (USN, ret.) AKA KB3WAF spent most of his off-watch time...
Forum: Marine Electronics 25-08-2013, 04:54
Replies: 50
Views: 36,881
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Marine SSB Radios Used for Ham Radio

Thanks. It's an AM/FM/Cassette system.

Here's the rest of the nav station.

65977

65978

Bill
Forum: Marine Electronics 24-08-2013, 12:02
Replies: 50
Views: 36,881
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Marine SSB Radios Used for Ham Radio

Yes, it has. All new marine radios -- VHF or MF/HF -- sold in the U.S. must have DSC capability. Only the Icom M802 MF/HF radio has this, except for a few higher priced marine sets (Furuno, et....
Forum: Marine Electronics 29-11-2011, 09:22
Replies: 50
Views: 36,881
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Marine SSB Radios Used for Ham Radio

Just about all Central and South American countries have an active ham radio population. Many of them have agreements with the U.S. whereby "automatic" reciprocal licenses are issued, I believe. ...
Forum: Marine Electronics 21-08-2011, 10:40
Replies: 50
Views: 36,881
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Marine SSB Radios Used for Ham Radio

Correct!

Most ham radios could not pass the more stringent specs requirements for FCC certification of marine SSBs. These include not only suppression of spurious emissions, but certain other...
Forum: Marine Electronics 21-08-2011, 09:08
Replies: 50
Views: 36,881
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Marine SSB Radios Used for Ham Radio

Capt. Don,

That reference is dated, and contains erroneous and misleading statements.

1. The code requirement for ham licenses has been dropped; no code required; and

2. The reference...
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