Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-10-2017, 10:48   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 17
Communication

Cruising offshore Norfolk Va to Florida what is the best and most reasonable communication device,
__________________

JayEnos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2017, 10:53   #2
Moderator
 
Dockhead's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cowes (Winter), Helsinki (Summer); Cruising the Baltic Sea this year!
Boat: Cutter-Rigged Moody 54
Posts: 25,461
Re: Communication

Quote:
Originally Posted by JayEnos View Post
Cruising offshore Norfolk Va to Florida what is the best and most reasonable communication device,
1. Mobile phone
2. DeLorme satellite messenger.
3. Iridium or other sat phone.
4. Ham radio with WinLink and Pactor modem, or by voice and phone patch.
5. SSB with SailMail and Pactor modem.

Depending on what you need it for. 1 and 2 will cover probably 95% of all cases. 1 will cover probably 92% of cases.
__________________

__________________
"Parce que je suis heureux en mer, et peut-Ítre pour sauver mon ame. . . "
Dockhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2017, 11:34   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 17
Re: Communication

No cell phone coverage offshore between Norfolk and Florida
JayEnos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2017, 18:56   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Oz
Posts: 897
Re: Communication

If you go inside the gulf stream, you will get cell phone/data coverage a lot of the time. You will also have VHF contact and get updates from USCG as well as Wx.

If outside the stream, SSB or Satphone.
Bean Counter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2017, 22:16   #5
Moderator
 
Dockhead's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cowes (Winter), Helsinki (Summer); Cruising the Baltic Sea this year!
Boat: Cutter-Rigged Moody 54
Posts: 25,461
Re: Communication

Quote:
Originally Posted by JayEnos View Post
No cell phone coverage offshore between Norfolk and Florida
Only for parts. If you can't be out of comms, then the next "go to" is De Lorme. Then you have the ability to send and receive texts.

If texts are not enough, then buy or rent a sat phone.

You can have whatever comms you want - just a question of cost.
__________________
"Parce que je suis heureux en mer, et peut-Ítre pour sauver mon ame. . . "
Dockhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2017, 00:19   #6
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Cruz
Boat: Boatless Again
Posts: 4,670
Re: Communication

I used the Iridium GO this summer, and was impressed by its reliability and value for money. The unlimited data plan gave unlimited text messages, emails, weather downloads, plus some limited talk time. You will need the external antenna.
__________________

donradcliffe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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
Best Options for Internet / Email & Phone Communication While Sailing ? sundowner Marine Electronics 27 23-06-2010 10:03
Cost Effective One-Month Communication in the Bahamas ? Tondelayo Marine Electronics 5 26-02-2009 20:03
Communication Licensing Requirements SkiprJohn Marine Electronics 13 18-11-2006 23:42
AT SEA COMMUNICATION? Lloyd Price Liveaboard's Forum 13 22-10-2006 16:58

Advertise Here


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:01.


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.