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Re: Weatherfax audio file for testing

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
I don't understand why no one has made a patch cable and software that will connect an iPad directly to a Pacor modem. Getting weather over SSB is ridiculously complicated for the 21st century.
It does seem pretty archaic but I guess the population that uses hf is not big enough to spur tech geeks to do much research and invention. With satellite communication now available (for those who can afford it), I think HF will eventually be replaced. Once more companies get more satellites up there, maybe there will be some real competition to reduce the price of satellite links. Once every-day mobile devices go to satellite signals instead of land towers it should bring the cost down and supply reliable and clear signals to boats anywhere on the planet.

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