Bullseye-don''t fret lots of good info out there. Try hfradio.com and vmfs.com and cruisenews.net for starts. But if you want to learn and practice SSB become an amature radio operator(HAM). I have upgraded to Extra class recently(KC0LFW), live in midwest, and can not only hear yachts at sea but can talk to them too. Try arrl.org and qrz.com -both excellent sites also. Good luck! welch.