For many boaters sailing around the world, a shortwave radio system is indispensable on board.
A SSB radio can be used for very long distances, it allows to receive weather reports, especially during crossings with difficult conditions.
SSB stands for Single Side Band. An SSB radio modulates a certain type of wave during transmission, also known as shortwave. Shortwave radio systems on board ships are part of the International Marine Distress and Safety System (SMDSS), established by the international SOLAS convention which defines standards relating to safety and the safeguard of human life in sea.