I am heading across the Tasman in a month or so.
33' steel Cutter
I am looking at communication devices.
Rather than being primarily for calling for assistance, the main purpose of any communications
device is to re-assure the wife at home that all is Okay.
I would much rather spend time and effort in preparation and ensuring there are no "rescue- needed" emergency
than hoping to rely on some "coming over the horizon_Calvary"
Options so far:
- GPS Satellite
Messenger NZ $299 full price
- no "on-going"
Kinda attractive ,being a relatively uncomplicated & known technology.
I wonder about coverage in the South Tasman / Auckland
inReach Satellite Communicator - 2-Way Messaging & SOS - RATES
Inreach does "seem" all very modern and useful = sounds great.
I wonder at the price
- being forced to buy an on-going contract
from an Ozzie Telco kinda sux when I'm immediately leaving OZ.
3. Sat Phone
I wonder about buying
a 2nd hand one on Ozzie E_BAy?
and then I am back to " being forced to buy an on-going contract
from an Ozzie Telco kinda sux when I'm immediately leaving OZ".
Opinions / questions / comments - suggestions - : welcomed.
is not in my skill set. I'm not really interested in learning