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post #25 of Old 02-22-2012
Chiquita
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Hi all. Might be able to help. The best way we have found to keep in communication is HF radio. This would require you to get your General class license. First you need to study for your technician class then your General class. It is so helpful when your on the water. You can talk to almost anyone in the world with voice, digital text, receive all weather, wind and wave faxes from anywhere. These are just a few of the things that you will be able to dabble in. It is truly amazing. You can use your backstay as a slanted dipole, however if you purchase or build a full dipole you can tune all the bands for night and winter uses. It's a lot of fun and a true life saver. SSB is the purest form of communication. Its not hard to learn and you can use it globally.
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