Howdy from sunny Portland, Maine
(....it will get foggy soon...)
I am planning a sailing voyage with my two sons (18 ans 16) to Bermuda this July. I sailed from Newport last summer, on a fast raceboat, and it was "nice" but this time, I wanna sail my own boat, slower and at a more rewarding pace http://www.sailnet.com/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif
I have been trying to solve a communications problem. I do not have an SSB or an HF radio, but I would like to be able to receive some kind of weather information... For the last few days, I have been wrestling with my shortwave receiver and my laptop to see if I can receive weather faxes... I got one, but could barely make out the outlines of the continents...not much help.
I have heard of HF or SW voice weather broadcast, but can't seem to find the schedule or frequencies... I have also heard of a weather guru, broadcasting on SSB or other frequencies. How do I get a hold of his schedule?
I have a well aged DX-440 All band receiver and use JVComm software to handle laptop/receiver interface... Am I into the woods here without a compass? Do I have a chance? My antenna is the whole mast and wires attached to it...
I would appreciate any guidance