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post #16 of Old 01-15-2012
aa3jy
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Originally Posted by chrisncate View Post
Can anyone recommend a good ham radio that is relatively inexpensive for a smaller (30') boat? I'd also like to know what kind of power draw/amp usage I should expect from a radio.. ? Are they difficult to install? Can anyone walk me through all the basic installation steps?
Recommend an Icom 7000 or a good use 706MkIIg

IC-7000 HF/VHF/UHF All Mode Transceiver - Features - Icom America

with an autotuner such as an SGC

SGC Smartuners

and a good ground plane..

http://www.carsonhowe.com/files/Gord..._on_ground.pdf

Personally I use commercial SEA equipment for type acceptance on the Marine SSB freqs as well as Ham freqs.

SEA Marine Communications International - American Technology that talks to the World

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Clay AA3JY
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