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Old 09-13-2018, 5:08 PM
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Like ka3jjz said, you are going to need an SSB capable receiver to listen to those communications.
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The radio does not have SSB. but it does have AM Wide and Narrow selection. Will that work?
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The radio does not have SSB. but it does have AM Wide and Narrow selection. Will that work?
Nope. At a very minimum to hear SSB you need a BFO and results will be marginal.

To properly receive USB and LSB, the two modes of SSB, you need a product detector. There are many fine used radios that have that feature at low cost. Spend a bit more and you can buy new.

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As I mentioned before, doing your homework is key. First, decide what kind of radio you want - in fact, since you're a ham, many HF transceivers these days have general coverage rx enabled. But if you're looking for something seperate, or don't have a HF transceiver yet, take a look at this article from our wiki (note: anything in blue is a link)

Your First HF Receiver - The RadioReference Wiki

And once you've decided on what kind of radio to buy, start looking here for reviews and information...

Category:Receiver Reviews - The RadioReference Wiki

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