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|03-02-2011 08:54 AM|
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|02-04-2011 04:25 PM|
Originally Posted by TomKeffer View Post
I have had to help a lot of cruisers that bought Ham radios instead of Marine radios with Ham capability. From my experience, if a cruiser is a good technically skilled Ham it works OK, not great but OK. If they just memorized the test and got a general class license, they may have trouble with even a marine radio, but the Ham radio will end up sitting off.
For most cruisers starting out, they need something they can use without to many buttons. I do like the IC-M802, even though it is more powerful than a new cruiser needs. If they start going to DSC Watch after nets and leave the radio on, it would could really promote the use of HF SSB in the community.
|02-04-2011 04:10 PM|
ICOM IC - M802 Maunual
Originally Posted by sck5 View Post
Since I had good background in writing procedures, Cruising, Marine radios, and have been working with communications equipment since 1966 I re-wrote the manual. (General Class FCC License and a Ham Extra)
My manual, "Icom IC – M802 Made Simple for Cruisers" will be available at Amazon toward the end of the month.
It is easy as an Electrical Engineer to assume a lot of knowledge by the user. I taught electronics for a couple of years. My students beat me into submission as to how to and not to write procedures for non engineers.
My goal for the manual was to not skip over steps and provide a manual simple enough that even my wife could follow. (She is confused by cell phone operation.) I have one more walk through the procedures and it will be finalized.
One of the other cruisers here in La Paz (One of the cruisers that has helped me test DSC functions) tells me he has a copy of the manual you referenced and he is not impressed. He will be helping me with the final review of mine, so I hope he will like my manual.
|02-04-2011 02:38 PM|
|sck5||If you get an 802 be sure to get Marti Brown's Icom 802 Manual for IdiYachts|
|02-04-2011 12:12 PM|
SEA Radio in Seattle?
Originally Posted by RickLaPaz View Post
|07-04-2007 07:39 PM|
Bill Trayfors posted a very interesting article on the SSCA bulletin board about cheaper Ham alternatives, although most of these will not have DSC capability and automatic tuning. Nor, of course, will they support the SSB marine bands. See SSCA Discussion Board :: View topic - SERIOUS HAM SSB SETUP ON THE CHEAP
I see right now there's an ICOM IC-718 for sale on eBay. Present price is $335. See eBay: ICOM IC - 718 HF All Band Transceiver Ham Radio (item 120137098813 end time Jul-05-07 17:37:50 PDT).
|07-04-2007 12:42 AM|
Originally Posted by RickLaPaz
|07-04-2007 12:22 AM|
Originally Posted by geste
Research, research, resea............
|07-04-2007 12:16 AM|
Originally Posted by RickLaPaz
SG-2000 PowerTalk ADSP2 Transceiver
|07-03-2007 08:00 PM|
|sailingdog||From everything I've seen, Icom's IC-M802 is really the best and most versatile unit of all the ones out there. When I make the leap to SSB, it is what I'll be getting, unless Icom has replaced it with something better. IIRC, it is also capable of using the Ham frequencies, if you have a Ham license.|
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