Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
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Is pretty reasonable to expect reception over hundreds of miles with a marine SSB and thousands of miles are possible on upper bands in the right conditions. Personally, unless you are a real Ham radio enthusiast, I don't get the need for a Ham radio on a boat. To make that exotic connection to some user in a far away land takes tons of patience, time, skill and luck. For me, there at too many other things to do on the water.... Like sailing. To each their own.
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