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Does anyone have experience with SSB Receivers? We are thinking about using one to receive weather forecasts in the Caribbean. How well do they work? Do they need special antennas? It would be a bonus if i could hook it up to my laptop to receive weather faxes.

The cost of buying and installing an SSB transceiver is out of the question.
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Yes, they work, and some work far better than others. Sangean is one of the better brands. You will generally need a cable to connect the receiver to your computer and some weatherfax software to take the input and turn it into weather faxes.
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