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WAVE...you should make clear that HF... IS WEATHER VOICE FORECASTS OVER THE SSB...since vhf is no good much more than 25 miles from land...it takes the place of "weather radio" for cruisers. It is also text weather (SITOR) and weather fax (WeFax). If you only use weather radio (VHF) today...but you hope to cruise someday...it IS in your interest to make sure this stuff is still there for you when you do need it OR simply to help your fellow sailors out there who do cruise.
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I apologize for my ignorance and thanks for setting me straight. I agree this is extremely important to cruisers. Is there an option with XM or Serious satilite radio?
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XM and Sirius satellite weather information have limitations in coverage, due to the way their satellites are placed. They can really only cover the US and Canada, with some coverage over the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, but outside of those areas...I think they're both toast.
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I apologize for my ignorance and thanks for setting me straight. I agree this is extremely important to cruisers. Is there an option with XM or Serious satilite radio?

I am exploring purchasing Sirius Weather for my RayMarine C120. They cover hundres of miles off East and West US coasts, and the entire Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, and more. They are in the process of expanding this coverage even more from what I understand.

Search for a thread on this forum with keyword "Sirius" and you can see where I posted a map of their coverage.
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