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Suggestions on Winlink Position Reports

Posted on Sat 14 January 2012 in articles • Tagged with Amateur Radio, Navigation, Systems - Communications, Vessel Documentation

This is for all you Maritime Mobiles who are probably not really active in HAM Radio, but are using Winlink for email and position reports. Here are few operating suggestions:

Sending Position Reports


  • When you send a position report, ALWAYS but your vessel name in beginning of the comment fields …

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Actisense NGW-1-ISO Firmware Upgraded fixes incorrect Position passed to Icom M504

Posted on Thu 08 December 2011 in articles • Tagged with Nav Station, Navigation, NMEA 2000, Systems - Communications, VHF

I have been noticing a problem with the position displayed in my Icom M504 VHF. My current latitude is 24°09.200N. But the VHF was displaying 2°49.200. The GPS data is fed to my VHF and my SCS PTC-IIUSB modem from the NMEA 2000 network via the …

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iPhone Personal Hotspot is AWESOME !

Posted on Mon 05 December 2011 in articles • Tagged with Gear, Geek, Systems - Communications

Dawn has been providing some travel log entries so I though it was time to give you some more geek info!

When we were a few months out from leaving Seattle I broke the screen on my aging iPhone 3G. I was tempted to get an Android phone because they …

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Our First Weather Fax

Posted on Fri 10 June 2011 in articles • Tagged with Systems - Communications, Systems - Electronics, Weather

I’ve started devoted a little bit of time each night to playing around with our ICOM M710 SSB Radio. We’re sitting in the middle of a marina surrounded by aluminum masts so I assume reception or transmission is going to be greatly impaired. Thus far I’m focusing …

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DIY Wi-Fi System

Posted on Thu 14 October 2010 in articles • Tagged with Gear, Geek, Systems - Communications

I was reading this post on Panbo about the RogueWave Wi-Fi system which is the same as the Ubiquiti Bullet M2-HP I am using at a much inflated price. Granted I don’t’ have anyone to call for tech support, but for this, it isn’t something I need tech …

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