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Re: License question for hams with SSB

This is a very informative thread and I appreciate the time put into it.

So, I am in the process of buying a corporation that owns a yacht and the corporation is the licensee. ULS SA - Ship Recreational or Voluntarily Equipped.

I plan to use the yacht for a live-aboard and recreational travel. I have never used a ham or marine SSB.

Can anyone recommend a good source of information such as a book or website where I can become more informed and be a courteous and responsible operator?
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A little off subject since the original post has been answered. If I want to request a weather map (i.e. 24 hr surface forecast) from Saildocs, which is free, using Sailmail via SSB offshore do I have to become a member of Sailmail, i.e. pay the $250.?
The NOAA forecasts are available without any subscription/cost. As I understand it, all you need is a radio receiver that will tune in the USB frequency from one of the transmitters (Boston, New Orleans, etc.) and you can get the maps to your computer via the mike input using free software. I use a Pactor modem but understand that these signals can be received very simply, without a lot of expensive equipment.

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Can anyone recommend a good source of information such as a book or website where I can become more informed and be a courteous and responsible operator?
Here's a good place to start:

What is Ham Radio

The American Radio Relay League is the U.S. national association for ham radio operators. I'm assuming that you're in the U.S. unless you didn't add your location info to your profile. If not one of our international members can probably help you.

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