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post #23 of Old 11-12-2012
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Re: SSB vs sat phone for weather reports

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I would also like to get more info on the SSB. can someone explain what is required to use it and how to obtain those items?
That's a big subject to tackle here but I swear by the SSB. Dockside Radio: Icom SSB Radio Kits & Components is a good place to start. I bought a lot of stuff from them. They are also very helpful if you're going to install it yourself.

Weatherfax is free, license or not. You can get weatherfax with just a receiver. I don't have a HAM license and have never needed it. You can get email with a Pactor modem and Sailmail.

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