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Free software for the Sailmail/Winlink e-mail system. This software also includes a weatherFAX receiving program.

AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation)

Offers online services including a mail alias for email addresses.

American Radio Relay League

The ARRL serves the over 600,000 Amateur Radio operators, enthusiasts, experimenters and hobbyists in the United States, its territories and possessions. This site includes information on how to become a licensed ham radio operator.

Dockside Radio
Specializes in marine SSB, Sailmail, AirMail and Winlink, licenses, training, installation and troubleshooting. This site keeps an updated list of all East or West Coast Marine and Ham Nets maintained by Dockside Radio.

Ham Radio Super Site
The site includes search by Ham call sign or user name, equipment swap-meet, shareware, forums and more.

Ham Radio University

Educating our community...(a non-profit Organization). 

Ham Test Help
By Paul (KC8WBK) VandenBosch. Includes a list of study materials and valuable suggestions. 

Icom M700Pro, M710 & M710RT SSB

Instructions and Emergency Cards. Written in understandable plain English. A free downloadable 'How to" user guide to these three SSB units, provided by the Cruising Club of America.

Island Time PC
Marine PCs & Wi-Fi

Maryland Nautical Sales
Your Complete Navigation Resource Center

♥ Cruising Solutions
Featuring SkyMate satellite communication, MK450 high-efficiency Wind Generators, bluetooth headsets and more. SSCA MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT ON ALL PRODUCTS. SSCA Members must place their orders by calling our toll free number 1-800-460-7451 and quoting their SSCA Membership ID. (To find your member number on the SSCA webpage, log-in and select Update Profile from the Membership menu. Click  on "Download Membership Card" in the About Member section and note your member number.)

♥ Sail Blogs
SailBlogs is the leading provider of blogging and map tracking solutions for the sailing community. From weekend sailors to ocean racers and cruisers, SailBlogs provides members with web-based journals (blogs), photo and video galleries and map tracking for their adventures. SSCA members receive 25% off either premium membership levels.

A non-profit association providing e-mail services for yachts via marine HF SSB radio.

SSB Marine Radio Operation
From The Cruising Club of America - a free downloadable (PDF format) guide for marine SSB operation. Subjects include: Assistance & Emergencies, Weather, NAVTEX, Ship to Aircraft, Ship to Shore, WLO, email, SSB & Ham Nets, VOIP, etc.

USCG Marine SSB Channel listing
The USCG listing of Simplex and duplex marine SSB channels and frequencies.

Waterway Radio & Cruising Club
Organization of ham radio operators who are cruisers or interested in cruising. Radio nets cover U.S. East and Gulf coasts, Bahamas, to Caribbean with WX, safety and traffic. Website contains lots of information on ham radio and cruising.


A non-profit association providing full-featured digital e-mail transfer, position reporting, weather and bulletin service to the amateur radio community worldwide, especially where Internet access is not available.


Maritime Safety Information
The mission of the Maritime Domain is to provide global maritime geospatial intelligence in support of national security objectives including safety of navigation, international obligations, intelligence activities and joint military operations.

Nautical Calculators

Navigation Center of Excellence

Navigation Course
Online marine resources to teach you to navigate safely.

Notices to Mariners

(USCG) - Monthly and weekly "Local Notice to Mariners" for each Coast Guard district. Good source for scheduled waterway and bridge closings, missing or relocated navigational aids and other hazards. Best printed with free Adobe Acrobat Reader (also available as MSWord6 doc.)

Sea Tech Systems

Computerized navigation, communication and weather

Weems & Plath
A company steeped in the tradition of navigation.


Free worldwide tide prediction program


Position and weather reports from boats at sea.

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