H.F. is not going to ever go away, for a number of reasons. Number One, being, it requires no infrastructure to work. Satellite systems require uplinks, downlinks, and the satellites themselves...all of which are incredibly vulnerable. For the same reason, LORAN has received funding through the next decade....GPS satellites CAN and DO go down.Is it still reccomended to install a SSB or do most folks just take along Sat Phones these days?
This is a bit misleading.Got this from someone selling a radio:
Both the M710 & M802 radios provide great results. The advantage of the M802 over the M710 is the ability to scan frequencies as opposed to the need to key in a particular frequency. The second advantage is, when using a Pactor, the Pactor modem will control the frequency of the M810 as opposed to having to manually input the frequency into the M710 when accessing a Pactor station. The M802 also has built-in Digital Selective Calling (DSC) as well as Digital Signal Processing for significantly improved signal/noise performance.