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Forum: Ocean Navigator   08-26-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 12,203
Posted By Sunnyside_Oriental
Re: Still holding its own - HF Radio

Bill, I fully agree with most of what you have said except for your miss-understanding of skin effect. This is truly an effect of wire. I remember way back when I first started learning...
Forum: Electronics   08-26-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,093
Posted By Sunnyside_Oriental
Re: ICOM SSB and ADSP filter kit?

No the noise does not effect the email. It is digital and as a result you can even reduce power when getting email.

After using HF for a while, you hear past the noise and for even weak...
Forum: Electronics   08-23-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 6,131
Posted By Sunnyside_Oriental
Re: Cost effective options for receiving weather reports while sailing

I have some friends that use the Sirus weather and it will actually work almost to the end of Mexico. I am not sure how far north it works. For most of us it is very challenging to come up with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,457
Posted By Sunnyside_Oriental
Re: SSB vs sat phone for weather reports

This is a reasonable approach as long as your are a US Coastal Sailor. However, if you are going to other countries and or out in blue water, this is not a good plan. The Sat phone sales people...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,457
Posted By Sunnyside_Oriental
Re: SSB vs sat phone for weather reports

There is only one way to get the MMSI number if you have HF radio on board your vessel and that is the FCC. The official MMSI is issued with the Ships Station License. The other sources like Boat...
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