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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-19-2011
Replies: 67
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Posted By SparkyToo
> Its just that Icom seem to dominate the market...

> Its just that Icom seem to dominate the market place for marine hf despite the fact that it was probably a Yaesu hf radio that confirmed the sucessful raid on Pearl Harbour!

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You...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-18-2011
Replies: 67
Views: 19,655
Posted By SparkyToo
Hellosailer, As Bill pointed out, it's...

Hellosailer,

As Bill pointed out, it's legal for Hams to modify their rigs. Not so for Marine operators. The Marine Certification for the M802 would certainly be voided by the act of "opening"...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-17-2011
Replies: 67
Views: 19,655
Posted By SparkyToo
> .... if a transceiver has a slide switch to...

> .... if a transceiver has a slide switch to open it up to all channels, does it meet FCC certification?

The short answer is "No". Any unauthorised modification voids the Certification.

It...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-16-2011
Replies: 67
Views: 19,655
Posted By SparkyToo
A few notes: Firstly there are a lot more...

A few notes:

Firstly there are a lot more classes of license than just Marine or Ham. Many organisations require highly capable radios with frequency agility. Some examples are Search and Rescue,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-16-2011
Replies: 67
Views: 19,655
Posted By SparkyToo
Vertex VX 1700

Why would the authorities be nervous about it?
There are hundreds of "military style" radios around, both old and new.

It either has the approriate international approvals, or it doesn't.
It...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-16-2011
Replies: 67
Views: 19,655
Posted By SparkyToo
Mostly it's not illegal to own an unlicensed...

Mostly it's not illegal to own an unlicensed radio, but to have it installed and ready to go is a whole different story. It's the "intent to use" which matters. But as you said Bill, it depends on...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-15-2011
Replies: 67
Views: 19,655
Posted By SparkyToo
Some points not well covered so far: The...

Some points not well covered so far:

The important difference between Marine and Ham radios?

All radios have banks of output filters to remove distortion products: A Ham radio has filters for...
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