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Search: Posts Made By: tombesore
Forum: Electronics 05-28-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,043
Posted By tombesore
Re: Anyone using bluetooth GPS rcvr with wifi only iPad?

I'll second the recommendation for the BadElf GPS receiver. I use mine with this extension cable Amazon.com: Patuoxun Dock Extender Extension Data Sync Charge Cable for iPod iPad iPhone 3GS 4 4G 4S...
Forum: Electronics 05-28-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By tombesore
Re: Have You Ever Been Cited For Any Radio Violation?

No, I've never been cited nor do I know anyone personally who has been cited. However, the FCC is out there doing their job as you can see in this and other reports on the net.

FCC Announces...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,049
Posted By tombesore
Re: Weatherfax audio file for testing

As for that fuzzy signal, I am wondering if I had the greyscale option selected instead of b/w. The signal was strong and noise is minimal. The antenna is a 140' long Windom stretched between the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,138
Posted By tombesore
Re: How Would You Like to Be Offshore With This Forecast?

I've never sailed in those conditions .... but do enjoy watching and learning for the day I do. The helmsman in this video seems to be missing his PFD.

Heavy weather sailing skills - YouTube
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,049
Posted By tombesore
Re: Weatherfax audio file for testing

rockDAWG,

Here's a link to a sample audio file. It's a 24 Hour Surface Forecast WEFAX image transmitted by the US Coast Guard transmitters NMG on 8502kHz this morning around 7:30am central time. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,049
Posted By tombesore
Re: Weatherfax audio file for testing

You inspired me to do my own little test this morning. I found that I was receiving solid signals (S9+20db) from the 4Kilowatt NMG New Orleans Coast Guard transmitters during their morning run of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,049
Posted By tombesore
Re: Weatherfax audio file for testing

Here's a link to the current schedule of WeatherFax transmissions by the Coast Guard.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/rfax.pdf

Set your dial frequency to 1.9KHz below the stated frequencies...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,029
Posted By tombesore
Re: EPIRB or PLB for coastal cruising

What do you think of those personal AIS MOB beacons? Seems that would expand the pool of potential rescuers beyond the coasties.

Panbo: The Marine Electronics Hub: AIS MOB: Kannad SafeLink R10 &...
Forum: Electronics 03-12-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By tombesore
Re: Renters usage of handheld VHF/DSC

For emergency use aboard other people's boats, I've purchased a small personal locator beacon known as the ACR ResQlink. I feel more comfortable having this registered beacon on my person rather than...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-11-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By tombesore
Re: Taking advantage of commercial airline when in Emergency?

A small modern ham transceiver such as the Icom 7000 is terrific to program in a variety of these HF, VHF and UHF frequencies and, even as complicated as it may be to operate, is far easier and more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-10-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By tombesore
Re: Taking advantage of commercial airline when in Emergency?

More than a few airline pilots are also amateur radio operators who enjoy chatting on HF SSB during a break in their duties on long flights. I recently chatted with one such fellow (KA1GJU) on his...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By tombesore
Re: Great Lakes Marine Mobile Net - Ham Radio Net for boaters.

The new amateur radio club aboard the Columbia Yacht Club (K9CYC) in Chicago will certainly participate from time to time! If any Chicagoland mariners wish to explore amateur radio, feel free to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By tombesore
Re: HAM Radio Exam.....prep?

Congrats on passing your exam! Now time for some contacts!

73 de W9LT
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By tombesore
America's Cup Prelims in SF

Anybody hanging around Marina Green to watch the boats today? Better yet ... on a boat? I picked a great time to visit San Francisco!
Forum: Chartering 05-11-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2,560
Posted By tombesore
Re: St. Thomas - Road Town Ferry Service

I flew American Airlines from Miami to St. Thomas a couple of weeks ago, arranging to arrive in about 1pm. Unfortunately, our plane developed technical problems and had to return to Miami. They got...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 04-21-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By tombesore
Re: Question regarding sailing opportunity.

Hi Steve,

Let me offer you the example of my introduction to sailing. Perhaps you can find a similar entry in your locale.

About five years ago I began volunteering with an adaptive sailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-17-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By tombesore
That's a pretty cool integration of your photos...

That's a pretty cool integration of your photos with Google maps. I wonder if the same data/links can be pulled up in Google Earth or if that's a completely separate system? I integrated some gps...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-25-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,118
Posted By tombesore
Prairie Pirates

There's a group of midwesterners who have coined the term "Prairie Pirates" to describe their enthusiasm for assisting with boat transit in and out of the Caribbean. Sailing on the Great Lakes is...
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