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post #3 of Old 12-17-2004
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Bill, a P.S. of sorts...

Take a look at

Much of the jargon may be unfamiliar to you but this news means that future cruising boats with normal/typical laptops aboard will not need a TNC in order to use Winlink via their SSB. This is going to be VERY good news for a lot of future cruising sailors, since many crews end up bringing along a laptop and already install a SSB if heading offshore. Adding a proper antenna and rf ground plane plus a few extra rf chokes (a few hundred dollars) is all that would be required for normal Pactor HF capability.

I just heard about this at the SSCA BB...

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