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Old 30-03-2010, 06:19   #1
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Hello all
I wonder if somebody knows about the sat communication SKYMATE or better use it.
My main concern about getting one on board is to get weather forecasts even in the middle of the ocean.
All opinions will be appreciated.
Thanks Zorba
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Old 30-03-2010, 08:27   #2
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I have the Skymate Sentrymate 200 on board but I found it very expensive and use the Iridium phone for downloading weather and emails. The Skymate 'Platinum Plan' with it's 50,000 character limit is actually very easily used up when you are getting daily weather reports. The position reports to friends were ok but largely not needed.

The message is the journey, we are sure the answer lies in the destination. But in reality, there is no station, no place to arrive at once and for all. The joy of life is the trip, and the station is a dream that constantly out distances us”. Robert Hastings, The Station
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