This is my first post on these forums
so be gentle! Not even sure this is the correct forum to post on so please put me right if there's a more relevant one!
I'm planning on making a Transat from Titusville (Florida) to UK with a single
stopover in the Azores
. This will be my 7th Transat but for a change, this crossing will be with a SSB
transceiver on board. In the past I've listened in to Herb (Southbound 2) on a receiver. I do also have an Iridium phone
I'd like to use the SSB
for a daily social chat with other boats making the crossing at that time, swapping details of actual weather
encountered, position reports, tall fishing
stories. Crew constraints mean we'll be departing mid May and hoping to hit the Azores
about 3 weeks later.
I've looked high and low but can't identify any established SSB nets for this fairly popular crossing although I already know of 2 boats departing around that time from my same marina - unfortunately they're not equipped with SSB transceivers! There must be loads of others? Does anyone know of any established SSB nets?
Otherwise, would anyone making this trip be interested in forming a temporary net for the crossing?
I can be contacted at briangonesailing (at) hotmail (dot) com or post a reply here. Thanks.