Just returned from Mexico
lugging my huge and heavy "notebook" PC, and the only reason I need it there is for using SailMail via HF. I get PredictWind, BuoyWeather, etc. on tablet while in range of cellphone or WiFi
, but can't justify the price
of Satphone to get universal coverage. What we need is a Winlink/SailMail HF app for Android and iOS that uses the device's USB port to drive our modems so we can run it on tablets and phones. There are already USB com port apps for Android and probably for iOS, so that part is available.
Winlink program is the client for the ham radio
version and for SailMail, but Winlink is not available for Android or iOS, at least not publicly on the latest version of Winlink home page - please correct me if I am wrong. Ham radio
community probably doesn't have as much need this as we sailors, who must be more mobile and compact. If the sailing community got behind it in force, maybe it could happen.