[aprssig] APRS on Bernuda and Atlantic

Dave dave at g8kbv.demon.co.uk
Sun Dec 18 10:44:41 EST 2011

I was about to make the same comment, based on those from a friend who 
works (as a musician) on one such ship, and had access to the "company" 
channel.  Even that was mind numbingly expensive, almost pence / bit 
costs for crew members.

Making sure a licened ham is on the crew list (licensing issues depending 
where it docks etc) might be an issue too.

Plus, the slowness of it all (Satellites used) and you think there is a 
problem with delayed packets on dry land!...

A better bet (perhaps) for some of these events, is a VHF to HF gate, 
with settings to only pass what's of interest, i.e.  Not the usual 

Someone also made a comment about switching APRS frequency based on 
Longitude.  That would help too.

Also, I think it was the same person, how about a selective digi on the 
ISS (or other yet-to-be-launched bird?)


Dave G0WBX.

> People who have used satellite internet on cruise ships report it is
> very expensive and very slow for even dhort messages
> At 09:54 PM 12/17/2011, "Bob Bruninga " <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:...
> >...Oh, and what about SHIPS or aircraft?  Does anyone know of any
> routine >back-and-forth asset that travels from USA to Europe and
> back?  If a ship >has internet, maybe we could get it to have an IGate
> too.

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