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Weather forecasts from Short Wave Radio
Hi there, we are outfitting our boat in preparation for the long sail back to New Zealand from California (the casual way of course, down the coast to Panama over a couple of years and then across the Pacific) . We are running out of money and the last thing on our list is the SSB. We do not plan to use sailmail as our budget will not allow this and we do not intent to connect to the computer via modem. We do however want to get weather reports somehow while we are away from the coast and out of vhf range and when not in english spaeking countries.
Is it possible to use a short wave radio to get good forecasts and do away with the very costly purchase and install of an ssb?
If so, where can you get them from?
Mike and Kirstin