[Sentoa] Re: Sentoa Digest, Vol 16, Issue 30

Scott as PY sb101022 at pacbell.net
Sun Oct 31 14:31:20 EST 2004


You might try NAVTEX. This is an internationally sanctioned marine weather 
and hazard text service broadcast in English in all coastal regions 
throughout most of the industrial world, with a range of about 400 miles to 
sea, on 518 khz. You can purchase sub US$150.00 modules that can front end 
your on-board pc or an integrated product from Furuno and others that 
displays results on paper or a small display. Every region gets a new update 
every 4 hours. It is focused on ships weather and hazards....virtually all 
commercial ships carry this capability. You do not get charts, but a very 
clear picture of what is going on. In many ways it is like our 162.5 VHF 
weather service, but on steroids....lots of extra information. This is 
probably why it is relatively unknown to recreational yachties in the USA.

You can obtain excellent weather displays and NAVTEX via Furuno marine 
weather fax receivers, but these cost in the US$2000.00 range. None of this 
requires a subscription. It is all free...and it is focused on marine!

Scott
SF Bay
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> From: jeff gordon <jbg2 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [Sentoa] Satellite Services
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> Hi All,
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> Thanks to everyone who offered advice on Winter
> Storage.
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> Does anyone have experience with Satellite Weather
> services? I saw a demo at the Newport show by the
> Weather Channel. In fact, it was during the nasty
> storm on Saturday. The real-time display was very
> impressive. The wind and wave height info really
> looked useful.
>
> I'm also looking to add a Sirius Satellite radio
> system with speakers. Any opinions on Sat radio and
> speaker selection and placement?
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> Thanks,
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> Jeff Gordon
> Nomad, NT 37-103
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> Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 12:09:50 EST
> From: GulottaGoogs at aol.com
> Subject: Re: [Sentoa] Satellite Services
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> Re your satellite radio inquiry:   We installed a satellite radio  last 
> year
> on our new 32.  The radio we purchased from Best Buy.  It  has a single CD
> slot in addition to a remote ( a nice feature on a boat!)   I installed it 
> in the
> overhead panel on the port side with two poly planar low  magnetic 
> speakers
> in the overhead port and starboard.  The boat came  pre-wired for two
> additional speakers in the salon.  Our speaker wires were  located behind 
> a plug under
> the valances towards the bow.  I mounted two  Bose speakers, also 
> purchased at
> Best Buy.  The antenna was mounted on the  port aft quarter of the pilot
> house top.  I presume the arrangement would  work fine on your 37.
>    We have XM radio and love it.  It is one of  the most useful add-ons 
> that
> we installed.
>    If you are into listening to music in bed (we aren't)  you might 
> consider
> mounting two speakers in the forward cabin instead of a pair  elsewhere.
> Also consider whether you want to be able to listen  to music outside when 
> you
> place the speakers.  I found that with the  aft windows in the pilot house 
> open,
> the music can be heard on the sun  deck.
>        Good  luck.        Pete  Gulotta        Ciminna     32-231
> Annapolis,  Maryland
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> From: Carol Kerley <ckerley at whidbey.com>
> Subject: [Sentoa] Marine Items for Sale
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