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Icom M802: Starting from Scratch

Sidney Public Library, 10091 Resthaven Dr, Sidney BC

17 Feb 2018 0930h - 1630h  

Members $130 / Non-Members $160

VI Education
Icom 802 SSB Radio

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 & 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

The course fee includes Icom IC-M802 Starting from Scratch. Terry is giving BCA a 20% discount on his book which normally retails for $55 USD.

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