Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 21-02-2018, 02:34   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 1
Pactor modem

Hi All
Would appreciate any advice of anyone with experience with Pactor modems.
I am looking at purchasing a used unit that is a pactor 2 that was upgraded to a 3. Can anyone offer words of wisdom. Thanks in advance.
__________________

Emilyketch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-02-2018, 03:22   #2
Registered User
 
El Pinguino's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Somewhere in Patagonia
Posts: 5,205
Re: Pactor modem

Need more info... what model Pactor?

Upgraded to 3 is good... thats what I have..... in a Pactor IIe... which is about 16 years old.

Only issue is that it needs a serial/usb adapter ... not a big deal. I run it with either a PC or a Macbook Pro combined with either an Icom 706 or an Icom 710.... depending on my mood
__________________

__________________
Simple Celestial https://www.dropbox.com/s/a5blh1rgvi...ation.pdf?dl=0

A little bit about Chile http://www.cruiserswiki.org/wiki/Chile
El Pinguino is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 21-02-2018, 04:16   #3
Registered User
 
flyingnut40's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Cobourg, Ontario,Canada
Boat: 1975 Scirocco 24 (Bulb Keel)
Posts: 93
Re: Pactor modem

Will ANY pastor modem work or are they different from the pactor modems I use for amateur radio. I have 2 and both are older models..... just wondering?
__________________
Live your life with passion, even if it kills you, because something is going to kill you anyways. Webb Chilies
flyingnut40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-02-2018, 07:02   #4
Registered User
 
Capt.Don's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Altadena, CA
Boat: Tartan 3500
Posts: 763
Images: 1
Re: Pactor modem

I have an old Pactor II modem (upgraded to Pactor III). Key consideration is my old Pactor II has an RS232 (DB9) serial port vs. the newer Pactor III uses USB. The connection from computer to modem is much easier with Pactor III USB modem. My Pactor II, needs two serial cables from the computer, one for the modem and the other for radio remote control. With the Pactor III, there's one USB cable from laptop to modem, and two cables from modem to radio. Most computers don't have serial ports, so you need two (2) USB to serial adapters or a dual adapter (Gear-Mo has good one). Functionally, I didn't see any difference between my Pactor II modem and my friend's Pactor III USB. Also, the newer modems are a bit smaller.
Don
Capt.Don is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-02-2018, 13:28   #5
Registered User
 
SoonerSailor's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Camden, ME
Boat: A Thistle and a Hallberg-Rassy 36
Posts: 764
Re: Pactor modem

Your old “ham” Pactor is probably just what would be called Pactor 1. This is very slow, Only 200 bits/sec if I recall correctly, compared to as much as 9000 bps for Pactor 4. Not sure you could even find a Pactor 1 station to connect to. Much better off with Pactor 3.
SoonerSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-02-2018, 17:04   #6
Registered User
 
AA3JY's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Kimberton,Pa.
Boat: Cabo Rico 34
Posts: 170
Re: Pactor modem

Pactor 1 stations are very much alive..find a list of active Winlink RMS Pactor stations on their winlink.org website
__________________

AA3JY is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
modem, pactor

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Pactor II modem with Pactor III Upgrade Svbigfun Classifieds Archive 2 27-02-2014 13:57
For Sale: Pactor II modem with Pactor 3 firmware seamaster Classifieds Archive 10 30-11-2013 19:32
Pactor III modem Harriet Marine Electronics 1 22-09-2005 12:06



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:43.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.