Originally Posted by chrisncate
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
and a good ground plane..
Personally I use commercial SEA equipment for type acceptance on the Marine SSB freqs as well as Ham freqs.
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