the CHS digital charts and activating them, I received a nice email
from CHS explaining that I would now have access to an FTP site where, for the next year, I could download updated chart information. The email
included credentials for accessing the FTP site, so, naturally, I visited it to see if there were any updates for my 2011 charts.
The CHS folks seem to have this very nicely figured out. They know what charts you have and how long your update privileges will exist, and on the FTP site each user has a home directory with aliases or links to the appropriate resources for their particular chart packages.
However, I think I have run into another brick wall with my MacOS computer, because the update packages appear to be in the form of .EXE files, which I suspect will work well on a Windows operating system, but may not be very useful with MacOS.
All is not lost
for the MacOS user, however, as I think somewhere in the fine print it says that CHS will send you a new CD with updates on a one-time basis during your period of license
. This may be my best option--wait until next year, just before my license
expires, and get the updated charts on CD.