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I am looking for thoughts from sailors who have purchased and used marine SSB radios. I myself am a ham(KC0LFW) and own a Icom IC-718, and very happy with the unit. Anybody use SEA equipment?
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Welch:

You might want to review Jim Corenman''s comments about SEA and other SSB units in his Help file in Airmail; as I recall, you use Winlink.

At least thru-out the Caribbean, the 710 was the default standard. I personally find it awkward to use (at least on the ham bands), huge in size, expensive unless you buy the remote head (in which case it''s exorbitant) but it has lots of power (150 watts) and offers a good signal.

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i have a sea 235r unit on my tartan and found that is a good unit even though the yuner is succeptible to water wicking inside of the gto50 wire and blowing out the tuner.
someone mentioned sea is out of business , i don''t know about that.
on my amel i installed a icom 710rt . i don''t have much time on it but it seems to work ok.
i understand they have come out with a much smaller unit < maybe # 810> which i would have loved to install.
for equipment as important as a ssb you might reconsider and get a new unit.
fair winds
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I just installed the NEW Icom M-802 and can tell you this is an outstanding radio. It works on Ham and Marine bands and is 100 % email ready. If you have specific questions about it please feel free to contact me via email.
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I haven''t seen this model in any of the catalogs. Where did you buy it ?

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The Icom M-802 was purchased from Consumer Marine Electronics in NJ. It is readily available at this time from many sources. Keep in mind, catalogs are printed over a year ago and any new models will not be in 2002 catalogs. You can view the details of the radio at the Icom web site.
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I have been told that the M802 is the radio to buy. I was quoted $3700 for a complete system, installed. Ouch. Anyone seen any better prices? Any other suggestions?

What HAM bands does it cover?

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tony,
if $3700- includes a good counterpoise and antenna that is a GREAT price.
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Hi Richard,

How is the M-802 as a ham radio? What frequencies did it cover? Did you need any accessories other than a tuner to get it working properly?

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I would like to buy a second hand HF/SSB marine radio like the ICOM M700, M710. Can anyone suggest where I might find second hand boat gear on the internet?

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