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Simple, easy-to-use E-mail & Weather FAX on your boat using your marine SSB or Ham Radio,
& a Pactor-II/III/IV Modem.




DockSide Radio is committed to making sure your SSB and e-mail system is working properly, and that you understand how to setup and use your SSB & modem.



YES -  Modems in Stock- YES
All with the  new 2.30.70 Firmware


- Price Match -

M802 Marine SSB
Straight UP Out-of-the-box


Marine SSB & HAM
 Switchable Speech Compression (Set-Mode B)
2018 Frequency database


Key Downloads

Pactor-4 DR-7800
*Modem only - Radio-specific cables & FairRites available separately, or in kits.

Physical drop-in replacement for PTC-IIusb or PTC-IIPro.  Switching to the P4 Dragon 7800 shouldn't require any woodworking modification to your teak. Simply remove the old modem and drop in the DR7800....and yes, it uses the same/existing cables used by the PTC-IIusb and PTC-IIPro.

Click here for Product Datasheet

Pactor Modem Firmware Update
(always free)

Bring your older modem current:

Click here. Download/install SCS-Firmware Update utility.

Note: Internet connection required. Run update BEFORE leaving the dock.

Pactor-4 Dragon &
 PTC-III / IIusb Modem Driver Installer

  1. With the modem disconnected from your computer, click here to go the SCS  downloads page.

  2. Download SCS USB Driver Installer 2.08.24

  3. Double-click on the installer to RUN the driver installation.

  4. Connect the modem to your computer.

  5. Power the modem ON. Windows plug-n-play will connect the modem to the driver.

Channel Guide/Listing

(Currently shipping version)
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(Discontinued 11-2013)

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Download & Install amsm3.5.036 from here:

This release contains changes/updates important to you, including:

  1. Updated GRIB Viewer (ViewFAX).

  2. Updated list of SM station frequencies.

  3. Updated SM Server IP addresses

  4. "Dedicated Route" function for blocking unwanted incoming messages.

Be sure to read Jim's release notes after installing


Pactor-4 DR-7400

*Modem only
 Radio-specific cables & FairRites available separately or in kits.

Click here for Product Datasheet

DR-7400 Benefits  vs 7800

cheaper: $351 less
50+% smaller footprint: 5"w x 13/4"H x 51/2"D
quality: same great P4 reliability & performance


Click here for Product Datasheet

*Modem only
 Radio-specific cables & FairRites available separately or in kits.

Read what our customers say about DockSide Radio's kits and service





Anti-clipping Mod began 4/2007,
unit s/n 0108261

Click here for M802 pricing, or to order

Speaker noise filter module to your Icom M802

 Eliminate annoying SSB static, white noise, and hiss with an ADSP (Audio Digital Signal Processing) module for your M802.
Computerized noise elimination for your ears

 To learn about plug-in noise eliminating solutions, and to hear actual off-the-air recordings
 click here

FCC Radio Licenses
MMSI Number Management

 24-48 hour turnaround of FCC Marine & Aeronautical Radio License applications.

Internationally recognized MMSI Number for AIS transponder

Free-up your time by having DockSide Radio electronically file for your aeronautical/marine radio licenses.

Click here for more info and one-page License Worksheet.

- The Sailors' Quick-Start Guide -
 SailMail, AirMail, & Winlink
 Airmail Ver 3.4.xxx
Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, windows 7 - Windows Vista
 Windows XP, Windows 2000
32  & 64-bit versions

If you're new to Sailmail, this is the guide for you. Since it's first publishing in 2002, The Sailors Quick-Start Guide to Sailmail/Airmail/Winlink2000 is the only  guide that walks you step-by-step through the process of downloading, installing, and configuring Airmail. Loaded with actual computer screen images, the Quick-Start Guide quickly  gets you sending/receiving e-mail, and receiving WeatherFAX.

To learn more look at the Table of Contents by clicking here.

Covers Airmail Versions 3.5xx - 3.4.xx
for 32 & 64-bit
 Windows 10 - 8/8.1 - 7 - Vista - XP - 2000

$25.95* + $4.00 US/Canada Postage

Also available from:  DownWind Marine,
Sea Breeze Books.

 European customers can order their copy online from SCS - (the Pactor modem manufacturer), in Germany.

- The Sailors' Quick-Start Guide -
 SSB Installation & Operation
 Second Edition
Learn in non-technical terms how to install & operate your Icom M802, M710, M700Pro single sideband radio.

 If you're new to SSB Radio, if you're doing your own installation, if you want to understand your SSB system, the $17.95 Quick-Start Guide to SSB Installation and Operation is for you.

No fluff - Just Real Stuff
Practical, understandable, actionable, information based on professional training, education, and experience.

To learn more take a look at the Table of Contents by clicking here.

$17.95* + $3.00 US/Canada Postage



 Warranty & Returns Policy  


Cruising Radio Nets:
Click here for the latest listing of cruising net times & frequencies.
Weather FAX:
Click here to download the latest Atlantic, Carribbean, Gulf of Mexico, & Pacific WeatherFAX maps.
SSB Simplex Channels & Frequencies:
Click here for a complete list of marine SSB simplex channels and frequencies.


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