[pskmail] Re: New user, or not ?

  • From: Frédéric bouchet <bouchet.frederic@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 12:33:27 +0200


I lost the original mail, but if I can be useful
in terms of the license in France there is no
worries (f4eed@xxxxxxx)

good day all
Fred F4eed

2010/10/11 Pär Crusefalk <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

> Hi Hamlet,
> Yes, pskmail can be used to access the internet. I use it on my boat and
> many others use it on theirs, its actually a very nice fit for the
> requirements on a boat.
> Regarding hardware you do need a transceiver, a soundcard interface, an
> antenna and perhaps a tuner. I use a netbook on board as it uses 12 volts
> and very little current. There are multiple choices for the rig, I suggest
> you look at ebay for prices of used rigs. I see an Icom 718 there now at
> $599 and an ICOM 706 at $400. A Yaesu 857 is a nice rig and its available at
> around $800. Of course you can spend thousands of euros and get a very, very
> nice rig but you really do not have to.
> A steel boat sounds great, many have plastic boats and the big issue then
> is to create a working "earth" counterpoise for the antenna. Using a good
> tuner its possible to tune almost anything but the radiation pattern is
> another thing entirely. With your steel boat you should get a very nice
> signal using the wire you mentioned. I would put a remote controlled ATU on
> deck (Icom AH-4 or SGC-230) and connect its earth to the boat and use that
> wire as antenna.
> Yes, you do need that ham license. I don't know how hard that is to get in
> France but it should not be very difficult, the things you learn for the
> exam are things you will need to know anyway! I got my license 25 years ago
> and I'm not french so I'm not your best source there. But, google should
> help you find something useful. I studied on my own using a book I got from
> the local library, there are also courses you can attend.
> If you need further information then we are here to help!
> 73 de Per, sm0rwo

Frederic BOUCHET
http://bouchet.hd.free.fr ( a la maison donc pas dispo 24/24 )
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