Originally Posted by SJFK
To all who have answered, my very grateful thanks for all the responses. Overall the exit polls seem to be split 50/50 with many suggesting that the belt and braces option of having both is the ideal. However, as other items have now emerged that will cost a tidy sum my budget
(for example an arch to carry solar panels
and antenna)will probably constrain me in my final decision, and I suspect that the sat phone (yellow brick) will prevail for the Atlantic crossing
. Thereafter I will be in a position to take stock and add the SSB
for the Pacific.
Fair winds and calm seas to you all
Congrats on reaching your initial decision.
If you are going with a Sat Phone then I highly recommend you look into UUplus
. The cost of that service
more than pays for itself in sat minutes saved each month... We use it for email
, Wx products [including Fax], etc. once and often twice daily and stay under 400 mins/yr.
If you go that route
, I recommend you get it set up and become familiar with it while you have internet
access, then test with your sat phone. [UUplus works with any internet
[I'm just reiterating and expanding upon a mention I made in an earlier post on this thread...]
In case this is helpful.