Monday, October 29, 2007

Staying connected at sea.

To stay connected to the civilized world via basic text only emails we use a Laptop computer connected to a special modem connected to a Ham type radio.

The details:
Radio: Icom-M802 Single Side Band (SSB) High Frequency Radio. Range >8000nm
Modem: PTC-II pro Pactor 3
Laptop: Averatec 10" super small laptop to save on power.
Upload/Download speeds: Best 0.08kb/sec and on the worst 0.003kb/sec compare that to your band connection!

Other uses:
Receive weather faxes.
Voice communications with other boaters and shore stations reliably out to 2000nm via prearranged schedules and frequencies.
GRIB weather files

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