USING SINGLE SIDEBAND RADIO
Noted electronics author Gordon West shows all aspects of using SSB
for communicating around the world.

Item #708.........1 hour

USING SINGLE SIDEBAND RADIO

This DVD shows how to use one of the most important electronic devices you can have, whether doing just coastal cruising or making an offshore crossing.

Gordon West shows you how to install and use Single Sideband Radio (SSB) to communicate with the world, receive Weatherfax charts, plus signal propagation, working the ionosphere, and much, much more.

The instruction in this DVD, combined with the information in our
DVD on Offshore Cruising will give you the confidence to do an offshore crossing.

Order Using Single Sideband ....... $34.95
 
--- Complete DVD Table of Contents ---
 
Opening comments by Gene Grossman, Magic Lamp skipper Introduction of Gordon West, noted electronics author

I. INSTALLATION

A. Legal requirement for VHF
B. Coax cable to antenna tuner

1. on sailboats
2. on powerboats
3. ground connection/plane

C. Noise elimination filters

II. SIGNAL PROPAGATION

A. Skywaves
B. The Ionosphere
C. Channel usage

1. time of day
2. pre-programmed channels
3. skywave ranges (night & day)

D. Standard Channels
E. Dialing in frequencies
F. Receiving News and Weatherfax (w/optional TNC - terminal node controller)

III. USING THE EQUIPMENT

A. Volume control
B. Squelch level
C. Clarifier adjustment
D. Interference (noise) blanker
E. Mode switch

1. A3J (SSB)
2. A3A (AM)
3. A3H (Upper Sideband)

F. Dialing in ITU numbers
G. 2182 (the SSB emergency channel)

IV. GOING ON THE AIR

A. License form requirement

1. filling out the form
2. procedures

B. Listening for traffic
C. Broadcast procedures

1. ship to ship
2. A T & T high seas radio
3. in an emergency, "anything goes"

D. HAM (amateur radio) broadcasts on SSB
E. GMT (time ticks) and alerts
F. Short wave reception (BBC, VOA, etc.)
G. Receiving news broadcasts & print-outs (radio teletype)
H. Reading international Morse code (w/laptop)
I. SITOR (Simplex Telex Over Radio)
J. Weather reports and satellite charts

       
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