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Re: ssb v.satphone ?who's the winner
I know many, including Btrayfors, recommend against, "cutting a perfectly good backstay." There are a few options around that..."
I'd probably not be rushing to cut my backstay either, but since it was already done (and done well as far as I can tell), I'm likely going to take advantage of it.
I still say if choosing one, in today's age and given your intended cruising area, Sat Phone. But you have to make that decision.
If operating costs were no issue I think I'd go with a good quality HF receiver, and a full-monty Iridium or even a FleetBroadband package. Unfortunately costs are an issue (for me), which leads me back to HF.
Why go fast, when you can go slow.