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post #18 of Old 01-18-2012
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There are two different things you are considering.

A ham setup, Radio $350, tuner $150, wire antenna and feed line, $100. Doable, HOWEVER, you can not use that setup on the marine bands. Data, like email and fax might add a bit more.

A marine system is different in the fact that the radio is certified to operate within predefined specifications. With a HAM setup it is the responsibility of the licensed person to ensure the performance of the radio is up to standard.

It may be possible to use a Marine SSB radio with a modification on the amateur bands. The trick is in not negating the certification (to predefined specs) with the modification.

Two radios, one ham and one marine, could potentially share a tuner and antenna and work It won't be cheap, but it could be done.
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