Vancouver Maritime Museum, 1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver, BC
22 Oct 2017 1000h to 22 Oct 2017 1530h
Members $50 / Non-Members $65
Do you understand the benefits of the computer programs for an HF SSB radio system for off-shore cruising?
Todays’ Digital Communications: E-mail using HF SSB Radio
Are you wishing to cruise off-shore and still keep in touch with your friends and family using e-mail from anywhere in the world? How does a system like this work and how reliable is it? What basic hardware and software do I require to set up this system? Can this system be used for anything other than to send text e-mail?
This seminar covers how these modems are used on the Sailmail and Winlink radio systems with a description of both systems. Since the modems are employed in the same manner on both systems, the installation and setup is discussed complete with screen captures so later setup is simplified. This discussion will include receiving weather fax, Grib files and setting up the GPS interface. The presentation is specifically designed for the non-technical off-shore cruiser that has the basic understanding of using an HF SSB system, and now wants to learn how to optimize the system for email, grib files, weather fax and SailMail.