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post #7 of Old 03-10-2013
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Re: Taking advantage of commercial airline when in Emergency?

More than a few airline pilots are also amateur radio operators who enjoy chatting on HF SSB during a break in their duties on long flights. I recently chatted with one such fellow (KA1GJU) on his break! Look him up on QRZ dot com for an interesting bio of his setup.

Having a ham license and HF gear aboard enhances your communications options at sea and is yet another tool in your communications bag of tricks. It also makes a nice complementary hobby on long passages.
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