Coast Guard and HAM Classes

Quite a few people ask: Are you two taking any formal classes on boating? The answer is yes. Here are some things we have been up to.

HAM and SSB

We just took and passed our HAM (High frequency AMateur) radio class. HAM radio allows you to transmit voice and data. The special thing about HAM is in certain modes it has tremendous range. To give some perspective consider that some good walkie-talkies have a range of about 5 miles. Common marine VHF can range is about 25 miles. A technical class license HAM can is about 50 miles. A general class licensed HAM operator has a range of Continue reading Coast Guard and HAM Classes