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SSB Receiver Only.. what's next ? Limited budget.

Originally Posted by tomperanteau View Post
Yep. Sony (still) makes good products from what I can tell.
Thanks for posting this.
Electronics/Radio set up is greek to me. Slow to get it. So I appreciate it when things are spelled out plainly.
That said, I'm heading to Bahamas in October, and budget only allows Receiver. With this Sony, or the one Auspicious mentioned, whose link I had trouble with, do I need or would additional antennae be useful ? I also wonder what is needed and is possible to receive weather faxes with the receiver only and a Macbook or an iinexpensive but work horse printer.
I crewed for a couple winters on vessel with full SSB and often the reception was terrible... listened to NOAA and CHris Parker dutifully every day - gave me a headache. THere was 2 week period where everyone was getting it wrong and relied on the barometer solely with great success. However, I would like to know what big winter fronts are forming in US West and North for long term forecasts.
Thanks for the assistance.

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