SailNet Community - View Single Post - Weatherfax audio file for testing
View Single Post
post #17 of Old 03-15-2013
smurphny
Over Hill Sailing Club
 
smurphny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
Posts: 3,460
Thanks: 86
Thanked 99 Times in 96 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Weatherfax audio file for testing

Quote:
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.

Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
smurphny is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome