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Old 09-18-2010, 08:42 PM   #15
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I may have missed it but it seems there is some misinformation in the previous posts. The original poster apparently used his marine SSB radio to transmit on a ham radio frequency. That's against the law unless you have a Ham License and probably a General Class Ham License in this case. Many marine SSB radios are capable of transmitting on the ham bands without modification. It is legal to use a Marine SSB on the ham frequencies as long as you have an Amateur (appropriate Ham) license. All but the Ham Frequencies are blocked at the factory on an amateur (Ham) SSB radios. Many amateur radios can be 'opened up' to transmit on the Marine SSB frequencies but it is not legal. Marine Radios supposedly have much tighter frequency control than that of amateur radios. Supposedly transmitting on Marine SSB frequencies with a modified Ham Radio transmits on two wide a frequency spectrum causing interference with other channels.

Ham SSB radios typically cost a 1/3rd to 1/2 as much as a Marine SSB radio. Don't know whether that difference in price is due to better frequency control. design for a marine environment or just the "Marine' designation on the label.
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:55 PM   #16
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ly have much tighter frequency control than that of amateur radios. Supposedly transmitting on Marine SSB frequencies with a modified Ham Radio transmits on two wide a frequency spectrum causing interference with other channels.

Ham SSB radios typically cost a 1/3rd to 1/2 as much as a Marine SSB radio. Don't know whether that difference in price is due to better frequency control. design for a marine environment or just the "Marine' designation on the label.
Marine radios are made fool-proof for idiots to operate. HAM radios typically have many more controls and settings which allow you to adjust bandwidth, etc. This is why it takes training and a HAM license to operate the HAM SSB. The additional marine radio cost is the "idiot tax" IMHO. There is no "better" frequency control with a marine radio but rather you don't have to think about what you're doing with the Marine radio whereas you do have to think about what you're doing when you use the HAM radio.

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