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Sue & Larry 08-11-2000 08:00 PM

Learning to Use SSB
<HTML><!-- eWebEditPro --><P>I have an SSB on board, but I have no idea how to use it. Can you suggest any learning resources that might also discuss the capabilities of the SSB in the cruising world?</P><P><BR>Wynn Poe<BR></P><P><STRONG>Sue and Larry respond:</STRONG></P><P>Dear Wynn,<BR><BR>Glad to hear you're interested in learning to use your SSB (single sideband)&nbsp;radio. We know you'll find it useful, informative, and entertaining. First check out our article on the SSB radio to give you a better idea of its importance. Then, to jump start your learning, you may want to purchase <EM>A</EM> M<I>ariner's Guide to Single Side Band</I> by Fred Graves. <BR><BR>In the meantime, you might try scanning through the 6, 8, and 12 Megahertz frequencies (for example, 6215.0, 8152.0, or 12359.0). Try these around 7and 8 p.m. and in the mornings around 7 and 8 a.m. These are normally the busiest times to pick up other sailors talking.<BR><BR>Enjoy your radio. If you ever hear <I>Serengeti</I> talking on the SSB, break in and say hello.<BR><BR>Regards,<BR>Sue &amp; Larry</P></HTML>

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