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Saturday
21
APR

Communications for Cruisers: From the Dock to the Ocean

15:30
16:30
SeaTech Systems
Event organized by SeaTech Systems

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**This is a FREE seminar for boat show attendees! Use promo code SEATECPBS18 when buying your tickets for earlybird discounts!**

A discussion of the “patchwork quilt” concept of using different digital communication technologies to keep in touch while cruising. The focus will be on the options available (including new products) and the way that cruisers actually use overlapping technologies: Cellular voice and broadband, Wireless Fidelity (WiFi), Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP), VHF FM radio, HF SSB radio, Automatic Information System (AIS), Digital Selective Calling (DSC), Geo and Leo satellite phones, satellite personal trackers, and broadband satellite terminals when offshore. You will learn how to adapt these technologies to a your needs and budget as well how you can economically move your business aboard. 1 hour.

Richard Anderson and his family have cruised from Seattle to the southeast Alaskan glaciers to Mexico’s Sea of Cortez on their Jeanneau 45, s/v Mobert, with every kind of communications equipment onboard. He is also the owner of SeaTech Systems, a supplier of SSB, satellite, WiFi, and cellular solutions for cruisers who want to stay connected, or need to run a business aboard. They blog actively at www.andersonsabroad.com.