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I'm getting ready to head out of the US and need the shortwave...Ive done research but i still like to consult the sailors here...any suggestions???
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Do you have a ham radio license? If so, then getting a type accepted SSB radio that can also do ham frequencies, like the Icom 710, would be a good place to start.
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Sangean-909 ATS is what I use for traveling, also as a backup SSB, etc. receiver on my boat. Needs longwire antenna for best reception.

Amazon.com: Sangean ATS-909 All Band Digital Shortwave World Band Receiver: Electronics
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Of course, if you only need a receiver, the Sangean that RichH points out is a good unit.
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sorry for not being more specific...basically...im looking for weather forcast, cruiser nets, a little news...but i am intrigued with the ham "license" and 2 way SW communications...back to google...thanks guys...and the "out of the US" being leaving Lauderdale heading for Bahamas, then working down to the V.I.'s...
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In the Bahamas, most communication nets are on VHF Ch68 8-9AM Local time

Weather on SSB 4.065 mHz USB (see: Carib WX - Caribbean Weather Information) starting at 0730 local time.

BBC on Shortwave ƒ's is usually the BEST for news. www.bbcworldnews.com/Pages/Schedules.asp
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For a trip like that, both ham and marine SSB would be very useful. Is that a possibility, or are you time/expenses limited?

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