For anyone interested in using amateur radio on-board their boat this guide explains how to study for and obtain a license, how to select equipment and install it on board your boat, how to operate your radio for voice or Morse code communications, how to link up with onshore signal repeaters to extend your range and make personal phone calls, how to find and use ham marine radio nets to make position reports or request assistance, and even how to send and receive e-mail using ham radio. Ham radio offers many advantages to the recreational boater, and this well illustrated guide succinctly explains how to make the most of those advantages. The Marine Amateur Radio Guide is the first USPS book to be published by a commercial publisher and to be offered in commercial book stores world-wide.
USPS Guides are available to members and the public at various marine supply stores, and also directly from United States Power Squadrons Headquarters by calling 1-888-FOR-USPS between 8:00AM and 4:30PM ET Monday through Friday, or on-line via the United States Power Squadrons Ship's Store. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted. These guides are also available to USPS members through their Squadron Educational Officer.