SSB Training and Books looks at some of the resources for you to learn and understand the complex operation.
From the RYA and including respectable businesses who import their knowledge in courses and books.
RYA SSB Training Courses
The Long Range Certificate is the radio qualification for mariners
venturing out of VHF range. (valid for vessels up to 300 grt). 4 Day LRC course: Qualifies holder for GMDSS using SSB Radio and Satellite communications.
GMDSS Long Range Certificate allows you to operate on any maritime
MF/HF/VHF frequency/channel and Inmarsat from onboard your Yacht.
Hamble UK based Course.
The book is a complete guide on how to use your Marine SSB radio–for cruisers by a cruiser. It is an easy to read reference guide that describes all of the emergency, hailing, and working frequencies, East coast, Eastern & NW Caribbean, Pacific West Coast & Mexico SSB/HAM weather and traffic nets, US East & West coast voice weather broadcasts, US East & West coast weather fax frequencies, how to send email, how to make phone calls with your Marine SSB radio and troubleshooting & installation. Includes a removable “Quick Reference Guide” that you’ll want to keep by your radio.
Communications at Sea
This book is a complete guide to all forms of communication at sea. It examines the international marine use of cell phones, satellites, amateur radio, and email, cutting through the jargon and sales hype to enable readers to make the right choice for their needs. Comprehensive appendices on radio procedure, tables of radio frequencies and weather broadcast times provide invaluable reference information not available from any other single source.
Marine Amateur Radio
Developed by the United States Power Squadrons, the world’s largest private, nonprofit boating organization, Marine Amateur Radio is a complete guide to the use of ham radio for two-way and network communications among boats and between boats and shore stations. Briefly, succinctly, and clearly, this sturdy handbook lays out the advantages of ham radio for boaters. It explains how to get an operator’s license, how to select and install a receiver and antenna, and how to use the radio for voice and Morse code communications with other boats and to shore–including inexpensive telephone patches to home. It also shows readers how to link up with marine voice nets for weather and safety communication.
Captains quick guide, Using VHF and SSB radios.
This 14 panel quick guide is laminated carefully organized.
On the spot reference is ideal for boaters who need a quick streamlined information resource.