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Old 01-17-2012
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Originally Posted by aa3jy View Post
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

Regards,

Clay AA3JY
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Thank you!

Ok, I have gotten the bug to get my license and install a radio, but for some reason I am having trouble "getting it" regarding how marine HAM/SSB actually works (installing equipment). There doesn't seem to be much "dummy" info out there, the kind that assumes you know absolutely zero about this stuff (me).

For a person like myself who has a plastic boat with no motor (for the ground?), what is, and how do I, install the needed hardware? I have two bronze seacocks (the cockpit scuppers), and no other "metal" other than the aluminum toe rail and the rigging.

Can I get into a fully ready radio (let's assume for the argument I already have my license, so don't factor that into time/costs) for $500/$700?

Please help me, this is as mysterious as celestial navigation...
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