Since you mentioned having a marine SSB radio
without a Pactor modem
, in case you don't already know; you can use very economical software
on a tablet/smart phone
to receive weather
fax, NAVTEX, etc. as a back-up to your sat phone
From the Tablet/Weather section of our Computers, Devices, and Applications
Black Cat Systems Software we use:
- HF FAX
Both of the above are back-up app for interpreting radio transmissions if our packet radio modem failed. See our Marine SSB & HAM Radio page for more info.
- Weather Calc [Useful calculations and conversions]
- SWBC Sched [World wide shortwave radio broadcast schedule; e.g., news, weather, etc.]
[Sorry, all the links fell off when I pasted the above from our blog... see above linked page for those details.]
In case this is of interest.