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Icom M802: Starting from scratch

by Bluewater Cruising Association 13 Jan 2018 04:00 GMT
Icom M802 © Bluewater Cruising Association

Maintaining communications while at sea is one of the critical components of preparing for offshore voyaging. While new technologies are making communication easier, Single Side Band (SSB) HF radio is still the primary method of communication for most offshore sailors.

Learn from US radio expert, experienced cruiser and author Terry Sparks. This course is based on Terry’s excellent book entitled Icom IC-M802 Starting from Scratch. It will cover installation, setup and operation of the Icom M802 HF SSB radio, the industry standard for long distance radio communication at sea.

Topics include:

  • Licensing
  • Components You Need
  • Installation
  • Connections
  • Weatherfax and Email
  • Pactor Modems
  • System Testing
  • Programming the M802
  • Operating the M802
  • Digital Selective Calling
  • Calls for Help
  • Making DSC Calls to Friends
  • Recommendations Prior to Heading Offshore
For More Information and to Register – Click Here

Sidney Public Library, 10091 Resthaven Dr, Sidney BC
17 Feb 2018 0930h - 1630h
Members $80 / Non-Members $110

This article has been provided by the courtesy of Bluewater Cruising Association.

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