As we are preparing for another "voyage," the availability of newer off-shore communication systems has captured our attention. Previously we have relied on HAM/SSB email
through the WINLINK system, downloaded WEFAX, GRIB files, and LEO Weather
, and updted friends and family
via PANGOLIN's trip following.
This next leg takes us across the Indian Ocean
along the southern route
, through Indonesia
, then on to South Africa
with a few stops along the way. Unfortunately this route
has little of the communication nets available in the South Pacific
. It appears the newer tech approaches might be an adequate substitute. Because this is an Open Ocean passage
, any recommendation of SE vs Explorer is appreciated, although other threads seem to indicate the SE is more than adequate.
The challenges will be:
1. "Posting" progress along the way
2. Getting weather forecasts
The most germane to this thread are the details of posting
progress. Weather forecasting seems to be adequately covered in othe threads addressing OCENS and Delorme's marine
forecasts. It may take some reading, but seems well documented/discussed in the CF.
I feel like I've been down the same track as CareKnot, where he posted;
Perhaps I just wasn't using the right Search terms, but I couldn't find a 'how to' display my actual progress on a web page. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
We have been looking at the Delorme InReach SE as a satellite
communicator. The various plans look inviting as do the options of getting weather details for those times our "old standby systems" don't.
In this thread, mention was made by CaptTom:
...buy a DeLorme InReach, which allows you to just use the page they maintain for you.
I have searched here and the inter-web, and find no reference to this service
- other than CaptTom's referenced page.
We are not currently Facebook/Twitter/webpaged members of the cruising community. We did have an extensive web-presence beginning in 1996, but terminated it several years later. Producing our own blog has little interest to us. So posting
to our own page is out.
If someone could point out where Delorme identifies/shows/describes the service they provide to subscribers we'd be much appreciative. Maybe I need a deeper-dive into the Delorme site?
Many thanks in advance.
Cheers - Jim