Sunday, June 2, 2013

When I read of other friends out upon the high seas I am so jealous.  We are still looking for the boat we want to spend the rest of our lives upon.  As we reflect on this subject it does not seem like a task that should cause us much problems.  Yet, it seems to be for us.  I guess it is all in the emotional bond that seems to form with a new boat.

I spent the afternoon reading of the email at sea subject.  There is Pactor for a fast expensive solution to email and small attachments to email.  Then there is the Winmor modulation alternative and this is encapsulated into RMS Express which allows telnet and Winmor plus the Pactor variants as well.  I am using this now via my PC and it works well as a store and forward system.

Since I am a technical oriented bloke, I think the Winmor sound card modulation method makes more sense for me.  Really, who wants to spend $1200+ for a Pactor 4 modem:  The SCS group could embrace us all but they seem to be targeting the commercial segment of the market?  In the end, it is all marketing strategy and their strategy does not apply to me.

Right now all I want is a HF radio that reaches out to any of the nodes that could be reached and when the new boat occurs we can move the station to the floating platform.  Ok, that is all for this Sunday evening.  Send me an email at as I like to meet new friends and just like to keep this active.

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