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Old 05-02-2016, 20:53   #1
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Weather router for South Africa

Hi guys,

we are currently in Hawaii after a not-so-nice passage from Tahiti. Towards the end of this year we will round Cape Aghulas, and I would need a good weather router for the passage from Mauritius to Cape Town. Who has good experience with one?

Thanks in advance...

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Old 21-02-2016, 13:55   #2
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Re: Weather router for South Africa

Hi Oliver, if you want, I do routing of delivery cats on a regular basis on our east coast. If you are also a licensed ham radio operator, the SA Maritime Mobile Net broadcasts on 14.316MHz at 06:30Z and again at 11:30Z each day, giving weather info first to yachts in the Indian Ocean and then to those in the Atlantic. When along the SA coast, the net runs on 7120 KHz at the same time slots. They will not route you - just supply you weather - but I route boats from Cape Town via email or SMS to your sat phone - doing two at the moment from Durban to Cape Town. John.
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