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Caribbean, Bahamas & USA East Coast: SSCA HF Net is a valuable service for cruisers

By Glen Tuttle — last modified Jan 30, 2019 02:20 PM
Information, news, security and assistance with land based resources - if you haven't already, find out more about this great radio service open to all cruisers.

Published: 2019-01-31 00:00:00
Topics: Atlantic Ocean West , Caribbean Sea , Communications

The purpose of the SSCA HF Radio Service is to:

1. Pass emergency & priority traffic, as well as traffic related to safety and security.

2. Provide current news updates of interest to cruisers from such sources as the Caribbean Safety & Security Net, Noonsite, The Salty Southeast Cruisers Net, Caribbean Compass, Bahamas Chatter and others.

3. And to provide any vessels needing assistance with land based resources.

This net can assist with radio checks, float plans, telephone contact with family & friends, boat to boat relays, access to medical or mechanical professionals, marinas, Internet searches, or any other assistance that I may be able to provide.

Through a partnership with the Caribbean Safety & Security Net, any report of a safety & security nature occurring in the Caribbean made to this station will be provided to the CSSN. Likewise, any recent incident posted on the CSSN website will be announced during this broadcast.

The Caribbean Safety and Security Net’s primary mission is the collection and dissemination of accurate information relating to crimes against yachts in the Caribbean, enabling cruisers to make intelligent decisions about how and where they cruise.

Although this net is a service provided by the SSCA, all vessels are welcome and encouraged to participate in this service. You do not have to be a SSCA member to use this net.

Also, we are looking for vessels in the Caribbean who might be able to act as a relay station for the SSCA/CSSN Net. Just shoot an e-mail to me at

Glenn Tuttle - Net Manager
Seven Seas Cruising Association
HF Radio Service KPK
On the air daily at 1215 hrs UTC on SSB Frequency 8.104

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