Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Arlington, VA
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I think from your original question and your response that you're missing the fact that unlike VHF, HF SSB is intended to provide communications over medium to long distances. Therefore, what you'd be looking for are stations which can be heard easily from your location, not those located near you.
I'd suggest you begin by listening to the Waterway Net every morning beginning at 0745 Eastern time on 7268 kHz LSB. The first 15 minutes are WX reports, then boats begin checking in at 0800, and position reports from boats begin at 0815. You'll hear boats from Canada to the Caribbean. This is a ham net (using an amateur radio frequency).
Then, beginning at 0830 on 8152 kHz USB, the Cruzheimers Net is held for about 1/2 hour, with many boats checking in from Canada to the Caribbean. This is a marine net (using a designated marine SSB frequency).