We are new to SSB
and Ham. We just purchased an Icom
(opened up for ham) with AH-4 auto tuner.
We have now learned that the AH-4 does not tune below 3.5 Hz. Our question: is this a concern given that the US Coast Guard broadcasts urgent marine
information and severe weather
warnings on 2182 and 2670 kHz.
We want to make sure that if we need to broadcast to the Coast Guard that we have a way to do so.
We will be sailing in the Caribbean
and potentially the west coast
We were told that 2182 is a 'lousy' frequency with very low usage and that we can get the same information on other channels.
Would you agree? Should we return the tuner (it's still in the box) and get one that does tune below 3.5 Hz?
Thanks in advance for helping out a newbie!