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Old 29-09-2009, 10:41   #1
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Iridium Only for Pacific Crossing - Is SSB Necessary?

My friend is moving a boat from Panama to Tonga with only a Iridium for weather. I told him he should absolutely have an SSB. He has no problem with cost the Iridium minutes.. Any suggestions please for my friend?
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Old 29-09-2009, 11:58   #2
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From what I've heard, it's really an either or decision, some people seem to rely on one device only. Allegedly it's even been done without either before!
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I've done it with nothing, with SSB with iridium, I would choose iridium if my wife wasn't with me. nothing if she was.

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