Have been looking at boats to purchase
in USA & Med . Not many seem to have ssb
radios listed ,despite often having a plethora of other electronic aids . This is on boats that often have passages to the Carr or Atlantic crossings claimed as part of their pedegree .
Have done some offshore
sailing in the pacific and Tasman and an ssb radio
are mandatory - you would not consider going offshore
Why are only a small number carrying them ??