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Re: ssb v.satphone ?who's the winner
the 802 is expressly a marine band radio and only the presets are available. They can be opened to all frequencies but it obviously takes know-how.
Very little know-how. *grin* Turn off the radio. Simultaneously press and hold three buttons: 2 - Mode - TX. Holding those buttons down, turn on the power. Release the buttons. You're done.
Now you can program any frequency into any memory (RTFM). In addition, if you press the RX button a triangle will light up on the display. In that mode you can enter any frequency directly on the keypad (press enter). Further the left knob will highlight a number in the frequency and the right knob will act as a VFO for that place.
The nice thing about this mod (aside from it's simplicity) is that with no physical changes to the radio performance on the marine bands is completely unchanged so there are no issues with potentially effecting signal performance in-band.
sail fast and eat well, dave
beware "cut and paste" sailors.
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