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Old 04-25-2011
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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

Arunas
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For that region you're thinking of Herb Hilgenberg. His information is at South Bound II VAX498 - Ship routing and weather forecasting
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Thank You, mister labatt!
This is the man I was looking for...
Now, if I could actually get to hear him on the radio.

Thanks again.

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good day zaliasvejus,hope u had a nice winter ,are you going back to the other dock in a few weeks?see u then s/v magic
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