Radio Preppers

General Category => New To Radio => Topic started by: Fathom42 on March 23, 2019, 09:05:23 pm

Title: Marine SSB versus HAM
Post by: Fathom42 on March 23, 2019, 09:05:23 pm
I'm new to all this, so please forgive a basic question, which is this: I have 2 SSB radios that were aboard the boat I bought, and prior to that a friend gifted me a Kenwood HAM.  Question is, is one better than another for worldwide comms, ?  I'm looking at this from a preppers point of view, the HAMs seem to rely on repeaters, which are vulnerable, the SSB doesn't, or am I missing something ?  ANY guidance would be greatly appreciated.
Thank Y 'all,
Fatholm42
Title: Re: Marine SSB versus HAM
Post by: gil on March 25, 2019, 04:04:58 pm
Hello. Marine radios are usually more rugged than amateur gear. However, browsing frequencies isn't always as easy, as most models require you to program the frequencies you are going to use...

Gil.