There are two different types of Hams. “Hams that go Cruising and Cruisers who become Hams.” This book is intended for the Cruiser that gets their Ham license and then needs help.
The book bridges the gap between getting your Ham license and using the license effectively as a Cruiser. HF SSB radios is the preferred method of cruisers for email and to communicate with other cruisers. In an emergency, HF SSB radio is probably the best tool to get the fastest help. Having a Ham License will expand the number of available frequencies, nets, people you may communicate with and your resources for help.
Networking on HF SSB communications nets provides excellent practice in using and understanding the anomalies of HF SSB radio. Being a part of the nets also allows you to get to know other cruisers even if you have never met them. Cruisers in foreign countries may not speak the local language; understand the culture; or the laws! If you need help, getting to know other cruisers via HF radio can be important. If you are cruising you will need help at some time.
HF radio allows you to know other people before you need them! It starts with getting your Ham licenses and this book will help you communicate like a pro.