Originally Posted by Lighthouse
MMNETSEA will be up in a couple of hours and I am sure he (as well as others) will be able to give you an opinion.
Hi , I'm up ! Good Morning
The Icom IC 725 - good basic set , fine for a yacht that is using it for general contacts with other yachts and for sending emails via Pactor.
Depending on it's age - they were manufactured in 1988 >>>>>? Selling new in Sweden 7990 SEK. today
depending on condition , without tuner no more than 290 Euros.
If serious about buying it, ask to see and hear it operating on the 20, 40 and 80 metre ssbands.
if price is right, is the age and if the set has had a lot of use
(eg couple of days per week for say 5 years) (one would not buy a used car without a thorough test
As it is coming with a tuner - all that is needed on the yacht is an antenna - which could be a insulated backstay or a vertical whip, plus a good ground plane.
For information on installation etc - read our WIKI
:- Contents - Communication at sea - HF Radio