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Old 11-08-2016, 13:54   #61
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Re: Awfully Stupid Question re SSB Reciever/WeatherFax

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I'm not trying to create thread drift but just throwing another option into the mix for your consideration.

Instead of buying a SSB receiver which will be useless to you in an emergency have you looked at the Iridium Extreme Satphone which not only gives you worldwide communication ability through the Iridium network but it also gives you the added very valuable feature of yacht tracking to enable those on shore like family and friends to keep track of your progress and current position. If you also add the Accesspoint accessory this will give you WiFi access to onboard equipment like laptops & iPads etc so that you will have full internet access for weather reports etc.

We have just purchased one of these satphones after looking at all of the options in the marketplace. If we had not also required long range communication functionality for a forthcoming Pacific crossing we would have gone for the Delorme inReach which is very impressive and cost effective but this only gives you yacht tracking with SMS ability and a SOS function.

Not true anymore. Delorme has partnered with Ocens to bring forecasting to the Inreach
Forecasts are extend marine forecasts and are one dollar each .
Inreach needs to be paired to a smartphone to view
Lat and long can be entered for a different location than where you are
Worked great from the UK to Portugal including Biscay last month
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Old 11-08-2016, 13:57   #62
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Re: Awfully Stupid Question re SSB Reciever/WeatherFax

Many thanks John, I'm going through your posts and videos and they look like excellent resources. We should meet for an adult beverage soon!
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Old 11-08-2016, 14:48   #63
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Re: Awfully Stupid Question re SSB Reciever/WeatherFax

Neil,
While you're replying to a 4-year old posting, the new features from the InReach / Ocens, is nice to know...
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Not true anymore. Delorme has partnered with Ocens to bring forecasting to the Inreach
Forecasts are extend marine forecasts and are one dollar each .
Inreach needs to be paired to a smartphone to view
Lat and long can be entered for a different location than where you are
Worked great from the UK to Portugal including Biscay last month
Cheers
Neil
But, I'd just like everyone to understand that those are raw computer model weather data, not human meteorologist-derived forecasts (as weatherfax charts are)...
Nothing wrong with having more weather info on-board, just want to make sure that others here understand we're talking apples and oranges here...



Fair winds...

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Re: Awfully Stupid Question re SSB Reciever/WeatherFax

Greg,
You're very welcome!
And, thanks for the offer...but, I'm an Iced Tea and Lemonade kind of guy...and got elderly family medical issues that are taking quite a bit of my time these days...

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