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Old 30-11-2010, 17:51   #1
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Is HF SSB Common in the Northern Hemisphere ?

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 and liferaft are mandatory - you would not consider going offshore without either.
Why are only a small number carrying them ??
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Old 30-11-2010, 17:55   #2
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HF SSB common in northern hemisphere?

Maybe because boat sellers don't think these items add much to the price they are going to get for the boat so they sell them separately. I have seen a number of life rafts and SSB units on eBay, 48 North classified ads, etc.
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Maybe they just had portable receivers to pick up the weather forecasts.
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