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Old 06-11-2014, 11:54   #16
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Re: Upgrade Pactor 2 to Pactor 3 ??

Originally Posted by s51ta View Post

I do highly recommend to upgrade to P3 or ven P4! The speed differences are enormous as well as the reception is much better with P3 modem or with P4 modem each being a step further in development.
The drawback of P4 modem for now is that this modem does not support many things sailors do like like APRS or most of the feautures Airmail do have...with a P4 modem you are more or less bounded to exchanging text messages (It works great also to send some small pics too...).

I am using both P3 modem as a modem of choice on my sailboat (for past 5 years) and run a RMS station with P4...

If you are island hoper or are not good technician and sailing only part time buy a sat phone, the rates are low and It might be a better overal buy. Also a 3G internet connections is the way to go with near land ...
If you are a techie and like to scroll the radio buttons by means of being enthusiast then a P3 will offer you a great deal of enjoyment.

Cheers, T.

I'd like to hear about this. I'm getting ready ready to buy a pactor and was going to buy the pactor 4 -

Is this not a good idea? I'll be using the modem for getting gribs, weather and simple e-mail communication

Is a pactor 3 better for that?

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