SSCA's HF Radio Service, KPK, is seeking volunteers to assist with relays on the SSCA Net. This is one of many ways to contribute to the SSCA and its mission of serving cruisers. All you need is a Single Sideband Radio on your boat and typical boat licensing from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). A relay station during an emergency could literally mean the difference between life and death.
KPK has been in existence for several years now and is on the air daily at 1215 hrs UTC on frequency 8.104. The purpose of this service is to:
1) Pass emergency & priority traffic as well as traffic related to safety and security.
2) Provide current news updates of interest to cruisers from such sources as the Caribbean Safety & Security Net, Noonsite, The Salty Southeast Cruisers Net, Caribbean Compass, Bahamas Chatter and others.
3) Provide any vessels needing assistance with land-based resources.
If you are interested in lending a hand, contact Glenn Tuttle
, KPK's net manager.